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A Guide to the United States' History of Recognition, Diplomatic, and Consular Relations, by Country, since 1776: Mozambique

Summary

The United States recognized the People’s Republic of Mozambique on June 25, 1975, when President Gerald R. Ford sent a letter to that effect to President Samora Moises Machel.

Modern Flag of Mozambique

Modern Flag of Mozambique

Recognition

U.S. Recognition of Mozambique, 1975.

The United States recognized the People’s Republic of Mozambique on June 25, 1975, when President Gerald R. Ford sent a letter to that effect to President Samora Moises Machel. Mozambique previously had been under Portuguese sovereignty.

Diplomatic Relations

Establishment of Diplomatic Relations, 1975.

The United States and Mozambique established diplomatic relations on September 23, 1975, when Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and Foreign Minister Joachim Alberto Chissano initialed a joint communiqué.

Establishment of the American Embassy in Mozambique, 1975.

Embassy Lourenco Marques (now Maputo) was opened on November 8, 1975, with Johnnie Carson as Chargé d'Affaires ad interim.

Resources

  • Department of State Country Fact Sheet: Mozambique
  • Department of State Country Information: Mozambique

Resources

  • Mozambique in World Wide Diplomatic Archives Index