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

Summary

Senegal and the United States have enjoyed excellent relations since Senegal’s independence from France and the dissolution of the Mali Federation in 1960. Senegal works closely with both USAID and the Peace Corps to promote improvements in domestic living standards and economic development.

Modern Flag of Senegal

Modern Flag of Senegal

Recognition

U.S. Recognition of the Republic of Senegal, 1960.

The United States recognized the Republic of Senegal on September 24, 1960, when the American Embassy at Dakar (formerly accredited to the Federation of Mali) so informed the Foreign Minister of Senegal. The Republic of Senegal had withdrawn from the Federation of Mali and declared its independence on August 20, 1960 (see Mali).

Diplomatic Relations

Establishment of Diplomatic Relations and the American Embassy in Senegal, 1960.

Diplomatic relations were established with the Republic of Senegal on September 24, 1960, when the American Embassy at Dakar in the Republic of Senegal was established, with Roswell D. McClelland as Chargé d'Affaires ad interim. The Embassy at Dakar had been accredited previously to the Federation of Mali, which no longer existed (see Mali).

Resources

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

Resources

  • Senegal in World Wide Diplomatic Archives Index