67. Editorial Note

On August 7, 1960, the Republic of the Ivory Coast became independent. A message of August 7 from President Eisenhower to Prime Minister Felix Houphouet-Boigny was delivered by Consul General at Abidjan Donald R. Norland on that date, when he presented his credentials as Chargé d’Affaires; for text, see Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1960–61, page 612. The consulate general at Abidjan was raised to an embassy on August 7; see Department of State Bulletin, August 15, 1960, page 262. The first Ambassador to the Ivory Coast, J. Borden Reams, presented his credentials on November 20.