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United States Ambassador to Angola

Ambassador of the United States to Angola
Embaixador dos Estados Unidos em Angola
Seal of the United States Department of State
Incumbent
Helen Meagher La Lime

since 2014 (Designate)
Nominator Barack Obama
Inaugural holder Edmund T. De Jarnette
as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Formation May 9, 1994
Website U.S. Embassy - Luanda

Angola became independent of Portugal in 1975, but the U.S. did not recognize the Government of Angola declared by the MPLA. The U.S. recognized Angola after multiparty elections were held in 1992.[1]

The United States established relations with the Republic of Angola through the opening of a Liaison Office in Luanda on January 10, 1992, with Jeffrey Millington as Director. The United States recognized the government of on Angola May 19, 1993. The first ambassador was appointed on May 9, 1994.

Ambassadors

  • Edmund T. De Jarnette – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: May 9, 1994
    • Presented credentials: July 14, 1994
    • Terminated mission: Left post, July 24, 1995
  • Donald K. Steinberg – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: June 27, 1995
    • Presented credentials: September 15, 1995
    • Terminated mission: Left post November 6, 1998
  • Joseph Gerard Sullivan – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: October 22, 1998
    • Presented credentials: December 17, 1998
    • Terminated mission: Left post August 16, 2001
  • Christopher W. Dell – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: August 8, 2001
    • Presented credentials: October 26, 2001
    • Terminated mission: Left post, July 12, 2004
  • Cynthia G. Efird – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: July 2, 2004
    • Presented credentials: August 31, 2004
    • Terminated mission: 2007
  • Dan Mozena – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: November 19, 2007
    • Presented credentials: January 9, 2008
    • Terminated mission: 2010
  • Christopher J. McMullen – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: September 30, 2010
    • Presented credentials: March 3, 2011
    • Terminated mission: June 2013
  • Helen Meagher La Lime – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: May 15, 2014 (Designate)
    • Presented credentials:
    • Terminated mission: Incumbent

Notes

  1. ^ "Angola". U.S. Department of State. Retrieved 2011-06-11. 

See also

References

External links

  • United States Department of State: Chiefs of Mission for Angola
  • United States Department of State: Angola
  • United States Embassy in Luanda
  • U.S. Involvement in Angolan Conflict from the Dean Peter Krogh Foreign Affairs Digital Archive
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