The Embassy was officially opened on September 29, 1962, shortly after Algeria received its independence from France. Prior to independence, a Consul General represented the United States. in Algiers. Following the break in diplomatic relations in June 1967, American interests were represented by the U.S. Interest Section of the Swiss Embassy in Algeria. On November 12, 1974, diplomatic relations were reestablished.
The United States has maintained friendly relations with Algeria throughout the political upheavals of recent years, and the country continues to seek out stronger economic and political ties. Algeria has been a stalwart partner in the struggle against violent extremism, and its cooperation with the United States continues to increase in many domains.