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  • No U.S. Diplomatic in Guinea-Bissau (Dpt of State)

    Welcome to the Virtual U.S. Presence in Guinea-Bissau

    The U.S. Embassy in Bissau suspended operations on June 14, 1998. The U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Senegal and the Republic of Guinea-Bissau is based in Dakar, Senegal.



  • U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry
    Secretary Kerry on Guinea-Bissau’s National Day

    On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, Secretary Kerry sends best wishes to all the people of Guinea-Bissau as they celebrate the 40th anniversary of their independence on September 24. 

  • Ambassador Lewis Lukens
    Ambassador Lewis Lukens - U.S. Independence Day Reception - Bissau, July 8, 2013

    “Good evening, and thank you for joining us to celebrate the 237th anniversary of U.S. independence and the adoption of our Declaration of Independence. Families throughout the 50 United States celebrated this wonderful occasion last Thursday with barbeques, games and spectacular fireworks displays… 

  • Group photo of the participants. [Photo US Embassy]
    U.S. Embassy Supports a 5-Day Training on Professional Ethics

    The U.S. Embassy recently used its Senegalese contacts to spearhead a training program in neighboring Guinea-Bissau in partnership with the ANG (Guinea-Bissau News Agency). The training theme was professional ethics in social communication, and Senegal’s national APS (Senegalese Press Agency) sent Mr. Cheikh Tidiane Ndiaye, a Senegalese Senior Journalist, to travel to Bissau as a joint trainer along with an ANG counterpart. (Although Guinea-Bissau is a Portuguese-speaking country, many professionals have a good level of understanding in French.) 

  • Secretary Clinton and Assistant Secretary Johnnie Carson with Young African Leaders - Mathilde from Guinea-Bissau is up front (far right in glasses) [Photo Dpt of State]
    Secretary Clinton met with participants in the African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP)

    Secretary Clinton met with participants in the African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP), a three-week visitor program in which 47 African women entrepreneurs from 37 countries engage in professional development training and networking opportunities with American counterparts.