Diplomatic Events in History



2013 Event - For reasons of 'strategic national interest', Gambian President Yahya Jammeh announces the nation will cut its diplomatic ties with Taiwan but would remain a friend of Taiwan's people

2013 Event - The release of 1.7 million U.S diplomatic and intelligence documents from 1973-1976 when Henry Kissinger was U.S. Secretary of State were released by Wikileaks; Julian Assange worked on the project inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London

2013 Event - For the first time since the Battle of Mogadishu, the U.S. announces it will officially recognize, and open diplomatic relations with, the new government of Somalia

2010 Event - U.S. diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks reveal a cable from Hillary Clinton accusing Saudi Arabia's rich of being the largest source of funding for Sunni terrorist groups

2010 Event - Venezuela severs diplomatic relations with Columbia after Columbia states that Venezuela is a 'haven for guerillas'

1990 Event - Soviet Union and Saudi Arabia restore diplomatic ties

1990 Event - Iran agrees to resume diplomatic ties with Iraq

1989 Event - Iran drops diplomatic relations with Britain over Rushdie's book

1988 Event - Israel and China sign trade deal, plan diplomatic relations

1987 Event - Iran and France breaks diplomatic relations

1986 Event - Great Britain drops diplomatic relations with Syria

1985 Event - Tunisia drops diplomatic relations with Libya

1984 Event - U.S. and Iraq regain diplomatic relations

1984 Event - Egypt and Jordan regain diplomatic relations

1984 Event - China and Netherlands regain diplomatic relations

1984 Event - U.S. establishes full diplomatic relations with Vatican after 117 years

1981 Event - Colombia drops diplomatic relations with Cuba

1980 Event - Israel and Egypt establish diplomatic relations

1979 Event - U.S. and China (Peoples Republic) begin diplomatic relations

1978 Event - Taiwan's final day of diplomatic relations with US

1978 Event - Albania drops diplomatic relations with China PR

1977 Event - Cambodia drops diplomatic relations with Vietnam

1977 Event - Libya drops diplomatic relations with Egypt

1977 Event - Ethiopia drops diplomatic relations with Somalia

1977 Event - U.S. and Cuba talk about diplomatic relations

1976 Event - Morocco and Mauretania break diplomatic relations with Algeria

1974 Event - U.S. and East Germany establish diplomatic relations

1974 Event - U.S. and Egypt re-form diplomatic relations after 7 years

1973 Event - U.S. and Egypt announce restoration of full diplomatic links

1973 Event - Mali and Niger break diplomatic relations with Israel

1972 Event - Japan and People's Republic of China begin diplomatic relations

1972 Event - Japan and Communist China agree to re-establish diplomatic relations

1972 Event - West Germany and Poland establish diplomatic relations

1972 Event - Egypt drops diplomatic relations with Jordan

1971 Event - Belgium and China establish diplomatic relations

1971 Event - Syriam President Assad drops diplomatic relations with Jordan

1970 Event - Netherlands and Albania form diplomatic relations

1969 Event - Honduras/El Salvador breaks diplomatic relations due to soccer match

1967 Event - U.S.S.R. drops diplomatic relations with Israel

1966 Event - Rhodesian Prime Minister Ian Smith breaks diplomatic relations with Britain

1965 Event - Several Arab nations break ties with West Germany after it established diplomatic relations with Israel

1965 Event - Israel and West Germany exchange letters beginning diplomatic relations

1965 Event - Cambodia drops diplomatic relations with the U.S.

1965 Event - Israeli cabinet approves diplomatic relations with West Germany

1964 Event - Egypt and Belgium restore diplomatic relations

1964 Event - U.S. and Panama agree to resume diplomatic relations

1964 Event - Taiwan drops diplomatic relations with France

1964 Event - Panama ends diplomatic relations with U.S.

1964 Event - Panama severs diplomatic relations with U.S.

1963 Event - Indonesia and Netherlands recover diplomatic relations

1963 Event - Somalia drops diplomatic relations with Great Britain

1962 Event - France and Tunisia recover diplomatic relations

1961 Event - Belgium and Congo resume diplomatic relations

1961 Event - U.S.S.R. and Albania break diplomatic relations

1961 Event - U.S. breaks diplomatic relations with Cuba

1961 Event - U.S. breaks diplomatic relations with Cuba

1960 Event - Ghana drops diplomatic relations with Belgium

1960 Event - Indonesia drops diplomatic relations with Netherlands

1960 Event - U.S.S.R. and Cuba resume diplomatic relations

1959 Event - Australia and U.S.S.R. restore diplomatic relations

1958 Event - Tunisia drops diplomatic relations with Egypt

1958 Event - King Hussein of Jordan breaks off diplomatic relations with UAR

1954 Event - Australia and U.S.S.R. break diplomatic relations

1953 Event - U.S.S.R./Israel recover diplomatic relations

1953 Event - Russia breaks diplomatic relations with Israel

1947 Event - Brazil and Chile break diplomatic relations with U.S.S.R.

1944 Event - Finland breaks diplomatic contact with nazi-Germany

1944 Event - Dutch begin diplomatic contact with Vatican in London

1944 Event - Turkey breaks diplomatic relationship with nazi-Germany

1942 Event - Vichy-France drops diplomatic relations with US

1941 Event - Admiral Nomura and Kurusu hands over Japanese last diplomatic note

1940 Event - Diplomatic relations broken between Britain and Vichy government in France

1939 Event - U.S.S.R. drops diplomatic relations with Finland

1934 Event - U.S.S.R. and Romania regain diplomatic relations

1933 Event - Roosevelt establishes diplomatic relations with U.S.S.R.

1932 Event - U.S.S.R. and China resume diplomatic relations

1929 Event - British Labour government recovers diplomatic relations with U.S.S.R.

1929 Event - U.S.S.R. drops diplomatic relations with China

1929 Birthday - Eustace Gibbs, vice marshal, Diplomatic Corps

1927 Event - Switzerland and U.S.S.R. agree to diplomatic relations

1927 Event - U.S. and Canada begin diplomatic relations

1927 Event - U.S. restores diplomatic relations with Turkey

1922 Birthday - Michael Palliser, head of British diplomatic service

1920 Event - The netherlands/Venezuela recover diplomatic relations

1918 Event - Russia severs diplomatic ties with U.S.

1917 Event - U.S. liner Housatonic sunk by German sub and diplomatic relations severed

1914 Event - Mexico ends diplomatic relations with U.S.

1901 Event - Serbia reactivates diplomatic relations with Montenegro

1893 Event - Diplomatic Appropriation Act, authorizes the U.S. rank of ambassador

1845 Event - Mexico drops diplomatic relations with US













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