69. Editorial Note
On August 13, 1960, the Central African Republic became independent. For text of a message of that date from President Eisenhower to Prime Minister David Dacko, see Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1960–61, pages 630–631. Consul General at Brazzaville Alan W. Lukens presented his credentials as Chargé d’Affaires on August 13; see Department of State Bulletin, October 31, 1960, page 702. Lukens was resident at Brazzaville, as was the first Ambassador to the Central African Republic, W. Wendell Blancké, who presented his credentials on January 6, 1961.