A Guide to the United States’ History of Recognition, Diplomatic, and Consular Relations, by Country, since 1776: Guinea-Bissau
The United States recognized the Republic of Guinea-Bissau on September 10, 1974, when President Gerald R. Ford sent a letter to that effect to President of the Council of State Luis de Akmeida Cabral. The Embassy suspended operations in 1998; the U.S. Ambassador to Senegal has been accredited to Guinea-Bissau since 2003.
U.S. Recognition of Guinea-Bissau, 1974.
The United States recognized the Republic of Guinea-Bissau on September 10, 1974, when President Gerald R. Ford sent a letter to that effect to President of the Council of State Luis de Akmeida Cabral. Guinea-Bissau previously had been under Portuguese sovereignty.
Establishment of Diplomatic Relations, 1975.
Diplomatic relations were established on September 3, 1975, when Ambassador of Guinea-Bissau Gil Vicente Vaz Fernandes presented his credentials to President Gerald R. Ford.
Establishment of the American Embassy in Guinea-Bissau, 1976.
Embassy Bissau was established on June 30, 1976, with Dean Curran as Chargé d’Affaires ad interim.
Suspension of the U.S. Embassy in Guinea-Bissau, 1998.
Embassy Bissau suspended operations on June 14, 1998, following the start of civil war in Guinea-Bissau. The U.S. Ambassador to Senegal subsequently handled relations with Guinea-Bissau.
Accreditation of U.S. Ambassador, 2003.
The U.S. Ambassador to Senegal, Richard Allen Roth was accredited to Guinea-Bissau on February 13, 2003, when he presented his credentials to President Kumba Yala.
- Department of State Country Fact Sheet: Guinea-Bissau
- Department of State Country Information: Guinea-Bissau