On April 17, the U.S. Embassy celebrated the 242nd anniversary of the independence of the United States of America at the Four Seasons Hotel, Bahrain Bay. The event was attended by Shaikh Khalifa bin Rashid Al Khalifa, who was deputized by HRH the Prime Minister, as well as Southern Governor Shaikh Khalifa bin Ali Al Khalifa and other senior officials, MPs, businesspeople, cultural figures, and media.
During his speech, U.S. Ambassador Justin Siberell lauded the warm friendship and strong partnership between Bahrain and the United States. Ministers and senior government officials, diplomats, business people, Shura Council members, members of Council of Representatives, academics, artists, and journalists attended the ceremony.
Music was provided by the U.S. Army Tenth Mountain Division Brass Quintet from Fort Drum, New York.