In 1960, the Central African Republic (CAR) gained its independence from France, and the United States established diplomatic relations in 1961. CAR is one of the world’s least developed nations, and has experienced political instability since independence. Due to frequent violence and unrest, the embassy has had to close down and be evacuated a few times. The embassy resumed normal operations in September 2014.
Historically, the United States and CAR have enjoyed generally good relations. The two countries share a vision of a more stable country that enjoys greater stability and security, experiences improved economic growth and development, contributes to regional stability, and is a reliable partner on issues of mutual importance. The United States also supports CAR’s efforts to develop strong institutions that will improve transparency through capacity-building, strengthen the rule of law, and promote unity among Central Africans. Today the U.S. embassy is located in Bangui. For more information on our relationship with Central African Republic, please click here.
Source, United States Department of State, Office of the Historian and Bureau of African Affairs.