A Guide to the United States’ History of Recognition, Diplomatic, and Consular Relations, by Country, since 1776: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The United States recognized the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s independence in 1960 and established diplomatic relations at the same time.
U.S. Recognition of Congo’s Independence, 1960.
The United States recognized the Republic of Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo) on June 30, 1960, in a congratulatory message from President Dwight D. Eisenhower to President Kasavubu. On that date, the area formerly known as the Belgian Congo was proclaimed independent from Belgian sovereignty.