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Summary

The United States recognized the Republic of Guinea on November 1, 1958, when President Dwight D. Eisenhower sent a letter to that effect to Prime Minster Sekou Toure.

Modern Flag of Guinea

Recognition

U.S. Recognition of Guinean Independence, 1958.

The United States recognized the Republic of Guinea on November 1, 1958, when President Dwight D. Eisenhower sent a letter to that effect to Prime Minster Sekou Toure. Guinea previously had been under French sovereignty as part of French West Africa.

Diplomatic Relations

Establishment of Diplomatic Relations and the American Embassy in Guinea, 1959.

Diplomatic relations were established on February 13, 1959, when the American Embassy at Conakry was established with Robert W. Rinden as Chargé d'Affaires ad interim.

Resources

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