Fifth Annual Alumni Networking Reception

On November 17, the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in partnership with the U.S. Embassy organized the Fifth Annual Alumni Networking Reception at the Darseen Café in the Bahrain National Museum to mark the Annual Education USA week. U.S. Alumni wore their schools jersey and hats to proudly represent their schools. The event celebrated Bahraini …

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American Soccer Coaches Lead Football Tournament at the Bahrain Football Association

U.S. Ambassador Justin Siberell and President of the Bahrain Football Association Shaikh Ali bin Khalifa Al-Khalifa attended the training and final football tournament game organized in collaboration with the Bahrain Football Association.  Two visiting soccer players from America, Zola Solamente and Anthony Sanneh led the competing teams of young football players.  The tournament was organized …

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U.S. Ambassador Hosts Reception in Honor of BIDEC 2019 Participants

As part of Discover American Week events, U.S. Ambassador Justin Siberell hosted a reception in honor of the participants in the 2019 Bahrain International Defense Exhibition and Conference (BIDEC) at his residence in Saar on October 29th. In his remarks, Ambassador Siberell welcomed the guests and said: “BIDEC 2019 is a very important opportunity for …

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American Ambassador City Center Tour To Celebrate Discover America Week

As part of the activities of the U.S. Embassy’s Discover America Week 2019 in Bahrain, American Ambassador Justin Siberell toured a number of U.S. brand hotels and department Store at the City Center Mall on Tuesday.  Sammy Gani General Manager of Saks Fifth Avenue, and Senior Division Manager Mark Asfahani both welcomed Ambassador Siberell.  The …

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American Ambassador Visits AECOM and Parsons at Diyar Al-Muharraq Development Project to Celebrate Discover America Week

As part of the activities of the U.S. Embassy’s Discover America Week 2019 in Bahrain, the US Embassy and AECOM organized a site visit headed by US Ambassador Justin Siberell to the Diyar Al Muharraq project, where leading US companies AECOM, Great Lakes and Parsons are working on the development.  AECOM Country Manager Clarke Morton-Shepherd, Great …

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American Ambassador Attends the Launching of New Lincoln At Al-Moayyed Showroom to Celebrate Discover America Week

As part of the activities of the U.S. Embassy’s Discover America Week 2019 in Bahrain, American Ambassador Justin Siberell, attended the unveiling of the all new American Lincoln Nautilus at Almoayyed Motors, the official distributors of Lincoln and Ford in the Kingdom of Bahrain, at their Showroom in Sitra. He was welcomed by Directors of …

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Gulf Air Showcases New Dreamliner to American Ambassador to Bahrain

Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain 27 October 2019: H.E. Justin Siberell, the Ambassador of the United States of America to the Kingdom of Bahrain, was recently welcomed by Gulf Air’s executive management at Bahrain International Airport and toured the airline’s flagship aircraft, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner which recently entered the airline’s fleet in the 70th anniversary …

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US Ambassador Visits Sabre Travel Network to Promote American Technology in the Travel Industry

As part of Discover America Week 2019, U.S. Ambassador Justin Siberell visited the offices of US Company Sabre Travel Network to learn about the latest trends and technology in the travel and tourism sector. H.E. received demonstrations on the latest technology that Sabre is delivering in the market. He was welcomed by the company’s Vice …

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US Ambassador Visit to Al-Jazira Supermarket Promotes American Products in Bahrain

As part of Discover America Week 2019, U.S. Ambassador Justin Siberell visited the Al-Jazira Supermarket branch in Mahooz.  Chairman of Al-Jazira Supermarket Abdulhussain Dawani welcomed the ambassador and took him on a tour of the American products on prominent display.  At the end of the tour, Ambassador Siberell and Mr. Dawani cut a cake in …

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Ambassador Siberell Launches Discover America Week

In collaboration with the American Chamber of Commerce in Bahrain (AmCham), U.S. Ambassador Justin Siberell addressed the American Chamber of Commerce in Bahrain’s networking luncheon on October 24 to kick off U.S. Embassy 2019 Discover America Week. Ambassador Siberell used the speech to highlight the schedule of events of Discover American Week.  In his speech, …

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US Ambassador Visit to Lulu Hypermarket Promotes American Products in Bahrain

As part of Discover America Week 2019, U.S. Ambassador Justin Siberell visited the Lulu Hypermarket branch in Saar where he was welcomed by Lulu Group Director Juzer Rupawala who also took the Ambassador on a tour of the American products on prominent display.  At the end of the tour, Ambassador Siberell and Mr. Rupawala cut …

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U.S. Embassy Launches Discover America Week: October 24-November 1

Op-Ed By Justin Siberell, U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain Everyone knows that Christopher Columbus discovered the Americas by accident.  But there is nothing accidental about Discover America Week in Bahrain from October 24 to November 1.   The US Embassy and our partners in the Bahraini and American business community have planned a series …

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U.S. Embassy Manama Holds Its Annual Town Hall Meeting With American Citizens

On September 29, Ambassador Justin Siberell and the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy Manama organized a Town Hall meeting for the American citizens living in Bahrain. During the Town Hall meeting, Ambassador Siberell and the staff of the Consular Section presented information and answered questions of interest to U.S. Citizens in Bahrain. The Embassy …

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Americans and Bahrainis Build Connections through Cultural Exchange

Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain June 17, 2019 The ties between the United States and Bahrain are strong and deep.  Our shared commitment to regional security and economic prosperity has been a lynchpin for the development of our two societies.  In 2018, our bilateral trade in goods exceeded $3 billion dollars, a new record and a …

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U.S. Embassy Hosts Ramadan Iftar for Bahraini Youth

On Wednesday, May 15th, U.S. Ambassador Justin Siberell and Mrs. Siberell hosted an Iftar for Bahraini youth to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan and the strong friendship between the United States and Bahrain. During the Iftar, Ambassador Siberell recognized a number of the U.S. Embassy exchange program participants and participants in the Crown Prince Scholarship …

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Study in the United States!

By Justin Siberell, U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain   I want to congratulate all students in Bahrain who have received offers of admission from one of the over 4,700 accredited institutions of higher learning in the United States.  Graduates of U.S. universities have gone on to become leaders and innovators in many fields …

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American Embassy Celebrates Independence Day

The U.S. Embassy in Manama celebrated the 243rd anniversary of the independence of the United States of America at the Gulf Hotel.  The theme of this year’s celebration was “Roads Across America,” featuring pictures, videos, and installations of the most famous and well-known freeways and boulevards in the United States. The cities of New York, Miami, …

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U.S. Speaker Highlights Women in Legislation during Women’s History Month

In celebration of Women’s History Month and the theme Women in Legislation, the Embassy invited to Bahrain American Cathy Allen, political consultant and communications strategist. During the visit, Ms. Allen met with members and staff of the Shura Council and the Council of Representatives, including the newly-elected speaker Ms. Fawziya Zainal, and spoke about advancing …

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U.S. Ambassador Hosts a Webinar on Opportunities for U.S. Businesses in Bahrain’s ICT Sector

On March 25, U.S. Ambassador to Bahrain Justin Siberell hosted a webinar with two leaders in information and communications technology and development in Bahrain. CEO of the Bahrain Economic Development Board Khalid Al Rumaihi and CEO of Bahrain FinTech Bay Khalid Saad participated in the webinar on “Opportunities for U.S. businesses in Bahrain’s Information Communication …

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The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland – Bahrain Receives the U.S. Ambassador Justin Siberell

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland – Bahrain received U.S. Ambassador to Bahrain, Justin Siberell, at the University’s campus to discuss the medical school, partnerships with other medical schools for elective destinations, and aspects of cooperation between the University and the U.S Embassy. During his visit, the University president presented a comprehensive overview about the various programs …

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Ambassador Siberell Addresses MEET ICT and BiTEX

Ambassador’s Speech at the MEET ICT Bahrain (BITEX) Opening Ceremony March 19 2019, 8:45 a.m., Gulf Convention Center, Gulf Hotel   Your Excellency, Mohammed Al Qaed, CEO of the Information and e-Government Authority, Mr. Janahi, Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, thank you for the invitation to participate in today’s opening ceremony of MEET ICT and BITEX.  …

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U.S. Embassy Celebrates the 78th Anniversary Of the International Visitor Leadership Program

In cooperation with the Bahrain IVLP Alumni Network, the U.S. Ambassador Justin Siberell celebrated the 78th anniversary of the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) on March 13.  In his remarks at the event, Ambassador Siberell said: “This evening is an opportunity for us to celebrate the 78th anniversary of the establishment of the International Visitor …

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Ambassador Siberell Highlights U.S.-Bahrain Relations at Rotary Club Manama

On February 3, the Rotary Club of Manama hosted Ambassador Justin Siberell to talk about the Bahrain-American Relationship: A Rich History and Promising Future. Ambassador Siberell highlighted the work done by the U.S. Embassy in bringing Bahrainis together with other students from all over the world to help them develop skills that they can bring …

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The University of Bahrain Receives the U.S. Ambassador Justin Siberell

The University of Bahrain received U.S. Ambassador to Bahrain, Justin Siberell, at the University campus to discuss existing relationships and aspects of cooperation between the University and the U.S Embassy. President Hamza presented a comprehensive overview of the expansive educational programs at the University. During the visit, the Embassy donated over 200 books from American literature to the University’s …

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Cultural Connections through Art: U.S. Ambassador Hosts Art in Embassies Reception and Highlights American Artists

On November 7th, Ambassador Justin Siberell and his wife hosted a reception and an art exhibit in honor of visiting American artist Bernadette Jiyong Frank.  The exhibit displayed pieces of her artwork, along with a collection from the Art in Embassies Program. Representatives from the Bahraini artists, educational, business, and diplomatic communities attended the event.  …

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Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis’ Meeting with Bahrain King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa

Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis met with Bahrain King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa on October 27, 2018, at the Guadaybiya Palace to reaffirm the longstanding defense relationship between the United States and Bahrain. The leaders discussed a broad range of defense issues. The Secretary thanked his Majesty for hosting him during the IISS-chaired …

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Royal University for Women Receives U.S. Ambassador Justin Siberell

The Royal University for Women (RUW) received U.S. Ambassador to Bahrain Justin Siberell at the RUW campus to discuss cooperation between the University and the U.S Embassy in the education field. During the visit, President Dr. David Stewart gave a comprehensive overview of RUW programs and the RUW partnership with West Virginia University.

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The BIBF Receives U.S. Ambassador Justin Siberell

The Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF) received U.S. Ambassador to Bahrain Justin Siberell at the BIBF premises to discuss existing relationships, and aspects of cooperation between the Institute and the U.S Embassy in the training and education field. During the visit, the Management presented a comprehensive overview about the various training programs and development initiatives …

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U.S. Ambassador Visits American Mission Hospital

As part of the Discover America Week events, Unites States Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain Justin Siberell visited the American Mission Hospital on October 16. The American Mission Hospital traces its origins back to 1893 and the establishment of the Arabian Mission by the Reformed Church in New Brunswick, New Jersey.  American physicians began …

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U.S. Ambassador Tours the Avenues Bahrain for Discover America Week

As part of Discover America Week activities, U.S. Ambassador Justin Siberell visited The Avenues-Bahrain shopping complex, where he was welcomed by the director, James Waugh. Mr. Waugh led the ambassador on a tour of American food and beverage outlets at the complex. Ambassador Siberell stopped and met employees at three of the U.S. restaurant chains, …

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Ambassador Siberell Highlights American-Made Products at Lulu Hypermarket Juffair

On October 15, U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain Justin Siberell visited Lulu Hypermarket (Juffair Mall branch) to highlight American-made products in Bahrain as part of Discover America Week – a celebration that runs from October 14-24. The Ambassador was accompanied by Mr. Juzer Rupawala, Director of the Lulu Group, and other Lulu Hypermarket staff. Ambassador …

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U.S. Ambassador Hosts Discussion In Honor of U.S.-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement Founders

As part of the U.S. Embassy’s Discover America Week celebrations, U.S. Ambassador to Bahrain Justin Siberell hosted a discussion at his residence in honor of the founders of the U.S.-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement (FTA).  The guests discussed bilateral economic and commercial relations and ways of moving forward with the FTA to enhance trade. Ambassador Siberell …

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Deputy Secretary Sullivan’s Travel to Manama

Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan traveled to Manama, Bahrain from October 12-13, 2018.  The Deputy Secretary met with senior officials to discuss critical regional and bilateral issues, including counterterrorism cooperation and countering the Iranian regime’s malign influence.  He also engaged with U.S. Embassy staff, as well as with representatives from the business community …

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Celebrate and Discover America in Bahrain! An op-ed by the U.S. Ambassador to Bahrain

Celebrate and Discover America in Bahrain! By Justin Siberell, U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain The United States enjoys an extremely robust relationship with the government and people of Bahrain. Ours is a long-standing, mutually-beneficial partnership that allows each country to enhance the other’s strengths and capabilities. Our partnership is built upon an enduring …

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American Universities Visit Bahrain

On Monday, October 1, U.S. Ambassador Justin Siberell opened the U.S. Educational Group (USEG) University Fair at the Bahrain Sheraton Hotel.  Admissions representatives from 25 American universities met with students, parents, and school counselors, providing information on academic programs, financial aid opportunities, the admissions process, and American campus life. The fair was attended by over 400 people interested in …

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Ambassador Siberell and Mrs. Arnavaz Siberell Hosted a Coffee for Women Bahraini Artists

Mrs. Arnavaz Siberell, wife of U.S. Ambassador to Bahrain Justin Siberell, hosted a Coffee for Women Artists to thank them for lending their artwork during the holy month of Ramadan and to highlight the friendship between the United States and Bahrain. During the meeting, Ambassador Siberell recognized the talented female Bahraini artists, whose paintings were …

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Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Visits Bahrain

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Andrew Peek visited Bahrain on July 9 for meetings with Bahraini officials.  Please see the following links for the media interviews DAS Peek conducted while in Bahrain: BNA interview English: http://www.bna.bh/portal/en/news/848642 BNA interview Arabic:  http://www.bna.bh/portal/news/848610 BTV interview: https://youtu.be/irRX65HGsZo?t=1189  

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U.S. Ambassador Justin Siberell Attends Basketball Camp at Alba

On July 2, U.S. Ambassador Justin Siberell attended the awards ceremony of the Global Coach Academy Basketball Camp at Alba Club.  The Global Coach Academy Basketball Camp, led by former NBA basketball player Sam Vincent, seeks to use the sport of basketball to teach important life skills to Bahraini youth.  The ceremony was also attended …

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Ambassador Siberell: Bahrain Leading the Way to Combat Human Trafficking

Opinion editorial By: Justin Siberell U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain On Thursday at the United States Department of State, U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo released the 2018 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report, an annual publication documenting the efforts of 187 governments in combating human trafficking. Human trafficking, also known as trafficking …

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U.S. Embassy Hosts Youth Iftar

On May 21, U.S. Ambassador Justin Siberell hosted an Iftar for Bahraini youth to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan and the strong friendship between the United States and Bahrain.  During the event, which took place at the Downtown Rotana Hotel in Manama.  Ambassador Siberell congratulated a number of outgoing U.S. Embassy-sponsored exchange program participants, as well as the Crown Prince International Scholarship Program participants who will be …

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Ambassador Siberell Presents AWA Ambassador’s Award

On May 14, the American Women’s Association (AWA) held its annual awards ceremony at the Movenpick Hotel.  U.S. Ambassador to Bahrain Justin Siberell and his wife, Mrs. Arnavaz Siberell, attended the event, and Ambassador Siberell presented the AWA Ambassador’s Award to former AWA president Lia Wright.  Ambassador Siberell noted that the AWA has played a vital role in the Bahraini-U.S. partnership.

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His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa Hosts the American Community In Bahrain

On April 30, His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa hosted the American Community in Bahrain at the Sakhir Palace. His Royal Highness Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa and His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa were also in attendance. U.S. Ambassador Justin Siberell led the representatives of the American Community in Bahrain.  These representatives included …

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Remarks By Ambassador Justin Siberell At The National Day Celebration

Remarks by Ambassador Justin Siberell Celebration of 242 Years of Independence for the United States of America April 17, 2018, 7:00 p.m. The Four Seasons Hotel, Manama, Bahrain   Good Evening.  Your Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Rashid al Khalifa; Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen: It is my honor and privilege to welcome you to this …

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American Embassy Celebrates Independence Day

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 …

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U.S. Embassy and Isa Cultural Center Renew MoU – April 3

U.S. Ambassador Justin Siberell and Isa Cultural Center Executive Dr. Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa Al Khalifa signed a Memorandum of Understanding to renew the American Corner at the Isa Cultural Center.  The event highlighted the importance of increasing mutual understanding between the peoples of Bahrain and the United States.  During the ceremony, Ambassador Siberell, presented 190 audiobooks to the American Corner’s new technical …

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Ambassador Siberell Hosts The Mary McBride Band

On April 2, Ambassador Justin Siberell and Mrs. Arnavaz Siberell hosted a musical reception featuring the American rock ‘n roll ensemble, “The Mary McBride Band.”  The band includes Mary McBride, Jon Spurney, John Kengla, Armistead Wellford, and Mark Stepro. The ensemble, which was in Bahrain to perform at the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities’ …

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U.S. Ambassador Marks Women’s History Month

On March 15, U.S. Ambassador to Bahrain Justin Siberell hosted a dinner for Bahraini and American women in celebration of Women’s History Month.  Ambassador Siberell praised the contributions of women to Bahraini and American society.  The dinner was attended by American filmmaker Robin Hauser, who is in Bahrain to screen her award-winning documentary, “CODE:  Debugging the Gender Gap” which explores …

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Bahrain And U.S. Hold Environmental Cooperation Meetings

On March 7 at Bahrain National Museum, the Kingdom of Bahrain and the United States of America held the inaugural meetings of the Joint Forum on Environmental Cooperation under the United States-Bahrain Memorandum of Understanding on Environmental Cooperation and the Subcommittee on Environmental Affairs under the Bahrain-U.S. Free Trade Agreement.  Dr. Mohammed Mubarak Bin Daina, …

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Ambassador Siberell participates in the Opening of the Zwemer Clinic

On March 5th, U.S. Ambassador Justin Siberell took part in the grand opening of the new Zwemer Clinic at the American Mission Hospital (AMH).  The clinic was named after the American missionary Samuel Zwemer who co-founded AMH over 100 years ago.  The new clinic is designed to serve those in financial need. The U.S. Embassy is proud of the long history of service and compassion that have …

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U.S. Ambassador Concludes Discover America Week 2018

Ambassador Siberell concluded Discover America Week 2018 on Thursday February 15, with some American BBQ at the Big Texas Barbeque & Waffle House at the Best Western Olive Hotel in Juffair. The Big Texas Barbeque & Waffle House is a success story of the Bahrain-U.S. Free Trade Agreement. Discover America Week 2018 highlighted the strong economic relationship between Bahrain and the …

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Ambassador Justin Siberell’s address to AmCham Bahrain, January 30, 2018

Ambassador’s Speech to the American Chamber of Commerce in Bahrain Welcome Lunch, January 30, 2017, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m., Four Seasons Hotel, Al Bahrain Ballroom   Thank you, Qays for that warm welcome.  It is a great honor to join you and the members of the AmCham Board, along with your guests and friends at …

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Ambassador Justin Siberell’s remarks at the opening ceremony of MEET ICT Bahrain (BITEX)

Ambassador’s Speech at the MEET ICT Bahrain (BITEX) Opening Ceremony February 13, 2018, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m., Gulf Convention Center, Gulf Hotel   Your Excellency Minister Kamal Bin Ahmed Mohammed, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, thank you for the kind invitation to speak at today’s opening ceremony at MEET ICT. Congratulations to the Minister and …

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Ambassador Siberell Addresses the MEET ICT Bahrain Opening Ceremony

On February 13, Ambassador Siberell joined HE Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications Kamal Bin Ahmed Mohammed, HE Minister of Youth and Sports Hisham Bin Mohammed Al Jowder, and BTECH Chairman Ubaydli Ubaydli to open the 2018 MEET ICT Bahrain (BITEX) Conference at the Gulf Hotel Convention Center. During his speech, Ambassador Siberell noted the strength …

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Discover America Week 2018 Beach Clean-Up

The American Embassy in Manama, in cooperation with AECOM, kicked off Discover America Week 2018 with a beach clean-up on Saturday, February 10.  U.S. Ambassador Justin Siberell, along with staffers from the embassy, AECOM, and others participated in the event.  Around 75 volunteers helped in cleaning up Nurana Beach.

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Ambassador Siberell highlights U.S. Products in AlJazira Supermarket

U.S. Ambassador Justin Siberell visited AlJazira Supermarket to highlight U.S. made products in Bahrain as part of Discover America Week 2018.  The Ambassador was accompanied by Al Jazira Supermarket’s Chairman Abdulhussain Dawani and other Al Jazira staff.  Al Jazira Supermarket, which opened their first store in Bahrain in 1965, stock around 5,000 different U.S. products …

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Success Story of U.S.-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement

U.S. Ambassador Justin Siberell along with Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism Zayed Al-Zayani visited West Point Home to celebrate a fantastic United States-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement success story as part of the Discover America Week 2018. The American home textile company has invested more than $160 million in Bahrain since the U.S.-Bahrain Free Trade …

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Discover America Week 2018 OP-ED

By Justin Siberell, U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain It is a pleasure to announce the opening of Discover America Week 2018. Discover America is a weeklong celebration of American commerce and culture, including food, leisure, shopping, sports, tourism, and more. The relationship between Bahrain and the United States runs strong and deep; it …

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American Soccer Player Estelle Johnson Attends the BFA Women’s Cup Final

On February 4, visiting American professional soccer player Estelle Johnson attended the BFA Women’s Cup final as a guest of the Bahrain Football Association. Ms. Johnson, who is visiting Bahrain on a U.S. Embassy cultural exchange program, was joined by U.S. Ambassador Justin Siberell, and they were greeted by BFA President Sheikh Ali bin Khalifa …

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Ambassador Siberell Addresses AmCham

On January 30, Ambassador Justin Siberell attended a luncheon hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce in Bahrain (AmCham) and addressed AmCham members. In his remarks, Ambassador Siberell lauded the strong Bahraini-U.S. economic relationship and hailed the Bahrain-U.S. Free Trade Agreement, which has more than doubled bilateral trade since it came into force in 2006. …

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U.S. Ambassador visits the American Mission Hospital

On January 9, the U.S. Ambassador visited the American Mission Hospital.  The CEO of the American Mission Hospital, Dr. George Cheriyan, hosted the U.S. Ambassador and gave him a tour, sharing the hospital’s distinguished history of community service. AMH was established on January 26, 1903, under the name “Mason Memorial Hospital.”  The establishment of the hospital by American …

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Ambassador Siberell reopens the American Art Space at the Al-Riwaq Art Gallery

On December 12, American Ambassador Justin Siberell officially reopened the newly remodeled American Space at the Al Riwaq Art Gallery in Adliya.  The Ambassador honored Bayan Kanoo, Al-Riwaq Art Space director and art visionary who is at the forefront of the Bahraini art scene.  Ambassador Siberell spoke of the partnership between the Embassy and the …

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U.S. Embassy Marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month

On October 19, Deputy Chief of Mission Aimee Cutrona hosted Ms. Julie Sprakel at the U.S. Embassy for a presentation on Breast Cancer Awareness for U.S. Embassy staff.  With 16 years of healthcare experience, Ms. Sprakel is the Founder and President of Think Pink, Bahrain’s first registered breast cancer awareness charity.  Since Think Pink’s founding …

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Ambassador Roebuck Attends AWS Summit Bahrain

On September, Ambassador Roebuck attended the Amazon Web Service (AWS) Summit in Manama, Bahrain.  The summit, headlined by Amazon Web Services Vice President Theresa Carlson, was designed to bring technology aficionados – across the spectrum from beginners to experts – together to learn how to best use AWS platforms.  During the summit, Ms. Carlson announced …

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U.S. Embassy Hosts Ramadan Iftar for Bahraini Youth

On Monday, June 5th, U.S. Ambassador William Roebuck hosted an Iftar for Bahraini youth to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan and the strong friendship between the United States and Bahrain. During the Iftar, Ambassador Roebuck recognized a number of the U.S. Embassy exchange programs participants, and also participants in the Crown Prince Scholarship program who …

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Ambassador Roebuck Honors the American Women’s Association of Bahrain

The American Women’s Association (AWA) hosted its annual Service Awards Program on May 15 to recognize outstanding members who have volunteered their time, talent, and enthusiasm towards the fulfillment of AWA goals.  Ambassador Roebuck attended the ceremony and presented the “Ambassador Award” to Ms. Naz Hussain in recognition of her outstanding commitment to service.

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American Artist Ann Watcher Visits Bahrain

On April 24, Ambassador William Roebuck  hosted a reception and an art exhibit in honor of visiting American artist Ann Watcher.  The exhibit displayed five pieces of artwork from Ann Watcher, along with a collection from the Art in Embassies Program. Since 1963, the U.S. Department of State’s Art in Embassies Program has played a …

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Ambassador Roebuck Celebrates Second Annual AmCham Bahrain Golf Tournament

On April 14, U.S. Ambassador William Roebuck hosted an awards dinner at his residence following the Second Annual American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) Bahrain Golf Tournament, AmCham Bahrain’s largest annual fundraiser.  The dinner included roughly 200 guests, most of whom played in the golf tournament earlier that day.  The dinner was catered by the Four …

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US Embassy Sponsors Earth Day Beach Cleanup

In partnership with the Bahrain Beachcombers, the U.S. Embassy honored Earth Day, April 22, by cleaning Nurana Island Beach in Northern Bahrain.  Approximately 100 volunteers, among them Ambassador Roebuck, removed plastic and other discarded items from the beach.  The effective teamwork of participants and sponsors, including Coca-Cola and AECOM, resulted in more than a kilometer …

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Ambassador Opens Build Your Brand Roundtable

On April 10, Ambassador William Roebuck delivered opening remarks at a roundtable discussion titled “Building Your Brand – Intellectual Property Considerations in the Digital Age.”  U.S. Patent and Trademark Organization Intellectual Property Attaché for the Middle East and North Africa, Aisha Salem, moderated the roundtable discussion, which was hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce …

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U.S. Ambassador Opens Art Exhibit

  On March 30, U.S. Ambassador to Bahrain William Roebuck opened an art exhibit displaying over 40 paintings by 20 young Bahraini artists.  These artists had participated in workshops presented by visiting American abstract painter Patrick Brennan, in collaboration with Bahraini artist Zakeya Zada.  The aspiring artists learned new techniques of contemporary mixed-media art. Ambassador …

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U.S. Ambassador Donates Books and Computer Equipment to Ras Romman Community Center

  On Wednesday February 22, U.S. Ambassador William Roebuck visited Ras Romman Community Center where he donated a collection of books for the center’s library and a 3D printer for the center’s technology programs.  The books included classic American literature – including William Faulkner, Ambassador Roebuck’s favorite author – and books on art and design …

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Bahrain, United States Sign Tax Agreement

On Wednesday, January 18, His Excellency Minister of Finance Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa and U.S. Ambassador William Roebuck signed an agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain to implement the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). The agreement defines information with respect …

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Ambassador Roebuck Attends Ribbon-Cutting for WestPoint Home’s Expansion

Ambassador Roebuck attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony for WestPoint Home’s $9 million expanded yarn-spinning plant in Bahrain. This investment marks WestPoint Home’s third expansion in Bahrain over the past five years, and the American home textile company has invested more than $160 million in Bahrain since the U.S.-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement entered into force in 2006. …

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U.S. Ambassador William Roebuck’s Statement on the Occasion of the Kingdom of Bahrain’s National Day

On behalf of the United States government and the people of the United States of America, I congratulate the government and people of Bahrain as you commemorate the Kingdom’s 45th National Day.  The United States and the Kingdom of Bahrain have long enjoyed a broad-based partnership, which encompasses fields as diverse as economy and education, …

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Ambassador Roebuck Visits Artist Balqees Fakhro

On Wednesday, November 29, U.S. Ambassador William Roebuck visited the art gallery of Bahraini artist Balqees Fakhro.  Ms. Fakhro gave a tour to Ambassador Roebuck, who learned about the history of her abstract art and paintings and the background of her collection.  Ambassador Roebuck was also presented with a painting from Ms. Fakhro.

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U.S. Ambassador’s visit to Beit Al-Quran Museum

On November 14, U.S. Ambassador William Roebuck visited the Beit Al-Quran Museum, a multi-purpose complex dedicated to Islamic arts and culture.  Dr. Abdul-Latif Kanoo, Founder and Chairman of Beit Al Quran, gave Ambassador Roebuck a tour of the museum, showing him the museum’s magnificent collection of Quranic manuscripts and Islamic art.  Ambassador Roebuck expressed his …

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U.S. Embassy Celebrates the 2016 Presidential Election

U.S. Ambassador William Roebuck hosted a reception marking the 2016 U.S. presidential election at the Diplomat Radisson SAS Hotel on Tuesday, November 8th.  Ambassador Roebuck delivered remarks highlighting America’s democratic tradition.  He also noted, “Regardless of who becomes the next president of the United States, the elections will not affect the foundation of the close …

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Discover America Week 2016 – City Center Tour

  As part of the activities of the U.S. Embassy’s Discover America Week 2016 in Bahrain, American Ambassador William Roebuck toured a number of U.S. brand outlets at the City Center Mall yesterday.  While meeting the staff at the outlets, Ambassador Roebuck spoke about the highlights of the long history of America’s commercial relationship with …

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A Message from U.S. Ambassador William Roebuck On the Occasion of Eid Al-Adha

I would like to extend my warmest wishes to the people of Bahrain for a happy Eid al-Adha and to congratulate all those performing Hajj. On this most holy of days, millions of Muslims around the world, including from Bahrain and the United States, join in this pilgrimage and offer alms to honor Abraham’s sacrifice.  …

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