64. Editorial Note

On August 3, 1960, the Republic of Niger became independent. For text of a message of that date from President Eisenhower to Prime Minister Hamani Diori, see Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1960–61, page 610. The message was delivered by Consul General at Abidjan Donald R. Norland when he presented his credentials as Chargé d’Affaires on August 3; see Department of State Bulletin, October 31, 1960, page 702. Norland was resident in Abidjan, as was the first Ambassador to Niger, J. Borden Reams, who presented his credentials on November 26.