Countries

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

Summary

The United States recognized Namibia on March 21, 1990, when the U.S. Liaison Office at Windhoek was elevated to Embassy status with Roger A. McGuire as Chargé d'Affaires ad interim.

Modern Flag of Namibia

Modern Flag of Namibia

Recognition

U.S. Recognition of Namibia’s Independence, 1990.

The United States recognized Namibia on March 21, 1990, when the U.S. Liaison Office at Windhoek was elevated to Embassy status with Roger A. McGuire as Chargé d'Affaires ad interim, upon Namibia’s attainment of independence on that date. Namibia previously had been under South African sovereignty.

Diplomatic Relations

Establishment of Diplomatic Relations and the American Embassy in Namibia, 1990.

Diplomatic relations were established on March 21, 1990, when the U.S. Liaison Office at Windhoek was elevated to Embassy status with Roger A. McGuire as Chargé d'Affaires ad interim.

Resources

  • CIA World Factbook: Namibia
  • Department of State Country Fact Sheet: Namibia
  • Department of State Country Information: Namibia

Resources

  • Namibia in World Wide Diplomatic Archives Index