- U.S.- Eritrea Relations
- History of the U.S. and Eritrea
U.S. Recognition of Eritrean Independence, 1993.
The United States recognized the Republic of Eritrea on April 27, 1993, when the American consulate at Asmara informed Eritrean authorities of this decision on the same date Eritrea declared its independence. Eritrea previously had been under Ethiopian sovereignty.
Diplomatic relations were established on June 11, 1993, when the American consulate at Asmara was raised to Embassy status with Joseph P. O’Neill as Chargé d’Affaires ad interim.
For more information, please visit: https://history.state.gov/countries/eritrea