Forest elephants playing with each other. Central African Republic. Republic of Congo. Dzanga-Sangha Special Reserve. An excellent illustration.

U.S. Relationship

Gorilla in Central African Republic forest.
Gorilla in Central African Republic forest.

U.S.-Central African Republic Relations

The U.S. established diplomatic relations with the Central African Republic (C.A.R.) in 1960, following its independence from France. The U.S. and C.A.R. 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 U.S. also supports
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Gorilla in Central African Republic forest.

U.S. Assistance to Central African Republic

The Central African Republic (C.A.R.) ranks 188 out of 188 countries on the United Nations Human Development Index. Over the past two years, the U.S. has provided over $300 million of humanitarian, development, and security assistance in support of the C.A.R. people’s efforts to find long-term stability and peace. The U.S. has provided assistance to strengthen the UN mission and
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Gorilla in Central African Republic forest.

Bilateral Economic Relations

The U.S. and the Central African Republic (C.A.R.) have a small amount of bilateral trade. In 2004, the U.S. removed C.A.R. from the list of countries eligible for preferential trade benefits under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). C.A.R. regained eligibility for benefits under AGOA in 2017.

Integrated Country Strategies

The Integrated Country Strategy is the four-year strategy articulating U.S. priorities in a given country. The Chief of Mission leads the strategy.

Fiscal Transparency Report

The Fiscal Transparency Report analyzes government transparency and identifies needed changes to improve public spending accountability.

The U.S. delivers COVID vaccines to the Central African Republic.

COVID-19 Vaccine Deliveries

Since July, 2021 the United States has donated 907,320 safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine doses with the people of the Central African Republic. This includes 100,620 Pfizer and 806,700 J&J doses. Of the 907,320 vaccine doses, 100% were donated in partnership with COVAX.

The United States is committed to leading an international and coordinated effort to accelerate access to safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines to meet global needs. The United States is working with other governments and partners including COVAX, Caricom, and the African Vaccine Acquisition Trust (AVAT) to protect communities from COVID-19 and apply lessons from this pandemic to enhance health security now and in the future.

Learn more about our work Delivering Vaccines and on COVID-19 Recovery.

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