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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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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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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Embassy Offers, “How To Do Business in the United States” Seminar

On Monday, February 12, the U.S. Embassy, in cooperation with the American Chamber of Commerce in Bahrain (AmCham) and BIBF, held a seminar entitled “How to do Business in the United States.”  The seminar, held on the BIBF campus, included speakers from the U.S. Embassy, Washington, D.C., and across the region.  The speakers gave tips ...
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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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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. Embassy Supports University of Bahrain’s “Layers 2” Forum

Between December 11 and 15, 2017 U.S. Embassy Manama supported the visit of Prof. Jorge Montero for the “Layers 2 : Art, Graphic Design and Digital Advertising Forum hosted by the University of Bahrain. He is a Professor of Graphic Design at Savannah College of Art and Design and has been a member of their ...
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U.S. Embassy and Venus Interiors International Close Entrepreneurship Event Series with Gala Dinner

On November 16, the U.S. Embassy in Bahrain, in cooperation with Venus Interiors International, delivered the grand finale event in a series of entrepreneurship salons. The event, entitled “Engineering to Entrepreneurship,” was organized by Venus Interiors International CEO Hoda Sangoor, who is also an alumna of the U.S. Government-sponsored IVLP exchange program.  The final event concluded ...
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U.S. Embassy Organizes Workshops for Students On the Occasion of International Education Week

In recognition of International Education Week, November 13-19, the U.S. Embassy organized a series of sessions for students interested in using social media in enhancing their English language skills and in learning about studying in the United States.  Information session topics included explaining the student visa application process and exploring resources that the education specialist ...
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Education Fair Highlights Quality and Diversity of U.S. Universities

On October 30, 2017, Chargé d’affaires Aimee Cutrona opened the US Educational Group university fair in Bahrain for students interested in studying in the United States. The fair featured representatives from 28 American colleges and over 350 prospective students and parents attended the fair and learned about the university admissions process, scholarship opportunities, and campus ...
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U.S. Universities Representatives visit Bahrain to Recruit Students

On October 30, 2017, Deputy Public Affairs Officer Joslyn Mack-Wilson, Educational Advisor Samar Hasan, and Vice Consul Sarah Grebowski participated in the Gulf EDU Tours university fair in Bahrain for students interested in studying in the United States. The fair featured representatives from nine American colleges and universities including Ohio State University, Michigan State University, ...
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President Trump’s Speech to the Arab Islamic American Summit

The White House Office of the Press Secretary May 21, 2017 An Arabic translation of President Trump’s 5/21 Speech in Riyadh is available here  (PDF 169 KB). I want to thank King Salman for his extraordinary words, and the magnificent Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for hosting today’s summit. I am honored to be received by such gracious hosts. I ...
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President Donald J. Trump Proclaims March 2017 as Women’s History Month

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH, 2017 – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION   We are proud of our Nation’s achievements in promoting women’s full participation in all aspects of American life and are resolute in our commitment to supporting women’s continued advancement in America and ...
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U.S. Embassy Statement on the Death of a Bahraini Police Officer

  The United States condemns in the strongest terms the killing of Bahraini police officer Lieutenant Hisham Al-Hamadi in Bilad Al Qadeem yesterday.  We extend our deepest condolences to Lieutenant Al-Hamadi’s family and to the people of Bahrain. ‎There can be no justification for this deplorable act of violence.  We urge all concerned to condemn ...
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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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Chargé de Affairs Cutrona Attends Events Highlighting the City of Houston

          On December 14, U.S. Embassy Chargé de Affairs Aimee Cutrona was the guest of honor at a reception hosted by the U.S. National Committee to the World Petroleum Council (WPC) at the Radisson Blu Hotel.  The reception was also attended by other guests of honor such as the Mayor of ...
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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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Ambassador Roebuck Highlights the Bahrain-U.S. Free Trade Agreement

On October 31, Ambassador Roebuck participated in a roundtable discussion, organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in Bahrain (AmCham), regarding the Bahrain-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (FTA).  Ambassador Roebuck provided members of the press corps with statistics and evidence of the benefits of the FTA to the United States and Bahrain, and to highlight some ...
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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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Chef Emily Luchetti hosted by the Bahrain Institute for Hospitality and Retail

Yesterday, visiting American celebrity pastry chef Emily Luchetti was hosted by the Bahrain Institute for Hospitality and Retail, where she conducted a cooking class for undergraduate chef students and gave a talk on how she started her career as a chef.  Over fifty-five students attended the two classes.  Chef Emily Luchetti is currently on a ...
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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 ...
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U.S. and Bahrain Cooperate on Cybersecurity

As part of Cyber Security Awareness Month, the U.S. Embassy in Manama hosted a viewing session for the U.S. Department of State-organized Cyber Security Webinar on October 18. The webinar entitled “How to Create a CERT” was designed to assist America’s foreign partners in developing a Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT) for preventing, investigating, and ...
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U.S. Ambassador Honors Bahrain Authority of Culture and Antiquities President Shaikha Mai

On October 18, Ambassador Roebuck hosted a dinner in honor of the President of the Bahrain Authority of Culture and Antiquities, Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa, for her dedication to the arts and cultural preservation in Bahrain. Attendees included prominent members of the Bahraini cultural, education, media, and arts community. In his opening remarks, ...
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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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