Johnnie Carson, Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of African Affairs; former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell; Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations; and Ambassador R. Barrie Walkley inaugurating the new U.S. Embassy in Juba, South Sudan on Independence Day, July 9, 2011.
‡ Missions which are located in countries or cities that may be considered a part of more than one continent.
1 Consulate Generals which function as an embassy (ie. consul reports to State Department, not the respective country's ambassador)
2 The American Institute in Taiwan is ostensibly a public, non-profit organization to promote US-Taiwanese relations, but through State Department staffing & assistance, functions as an informal US diplomatic mission.