Ambassador Roebuck Launches “Discover America Week”

U.S. Ambassador William V. Roebuck addressed the American Chamber of Commerce in Bahrain’s monthly luncheon on October 19. Ambassador Roebuck used the speech to inaugurate the U.S. Embassy’s 2016 Discover America Week programming, highlighting the schedule of events, and urging all attendees to participate in the festivities. In his speech, Ambassador Roebuck said, “This year’s Discover America programming has been designed to highlight the long history of America’s commercial relationship with Bahrain, which dates back 120 years to the founding of American Mission Hospital.” He underscored the enduring presence of some American companies in Bahrain, as well as the incredible variety of new entrants into the market.

Discover America Week, celebrated not only in Bahrain but also in several other countries in the region, runs from October 18 through October 26. For a full schedule of Discover America events, please visit