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 American defense companies to display their market leading products both for Bahrain but also for the Gulf. Of course, BIDEC is very well-known show attracting visitors from across the Gulf and even the broader region. So it is an exceptional opportunity for the United States and for US industry to have a very robust presence in this show. There are over 35 companies here making us the single largest country component for the show. It is an opportunity as well for the relationships to grow and develop in this particular industry.”
Representatives of US defense organizations, senior defense officials, government officials, and diplomats attended the reception.