66. Editorial Note
On August 5, 1960, the Republic of Upper Volta became independent. For text of a message of that date from President Eisenhower to Prime Minister Maurice Yameogo, see Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1960–61, page 611. The message was delivered by Consul General at Abidjan Donald R. Norland when he presented his credentials as Chargé d’Affaires on August 5; see Department of State Bulletin, October 31, 1960, page 702. Norland was resident in Abidjan, as was the first Ambassador to Upper Volta, J. Borden Reams, who presented his credentials on December 6.