[Join in signing this message to the President and Secretary of State urging immediate recognition of the newly independent Peoples Republic of Angola]
STATEMENT ON THE RECOGNITION OF THE PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF ANGOLA
by William H. Booth, American Committee on Africa
New York, New York, United States
March 19, 1976
American Committee on Africa
The mailing asks people to join in signing this message to the President and Secretary of State urging immediate recognition of the newly independent Peoples Republic of Angola as countries throughout the world have done. The mailing says for the U.S. to delay is damaging our relations with Angola and with the rest of Africa. The Angola government led by the MPLA has in a very short time brought order and direction to Angola following the bitter conflict. The U.S. should play its part in supporting this newly independent state as it establishes itself and brings all Africa closer toward the end of colonial domination. The mailing includes a Statement On The Recognition Of The Peoples Republic Of Angola, To President Gerald Ford and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger which the mailing asks people to sign. The statement calls upon the U.S. government to take immediate steps to recognize the Peoples Republic of Angola. Angola has been officially independent from Portugal since November 11, 1975. The Organization of African Unity, the effective regional organization of independent African states, has accepted the Angola government as its 47th member. Countries in all parts of the world have taken this formal step including countries of Western Europe.
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Africa Action Archive