Discover America Week from February 10

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Manama: The American Embassy will organize the Third Discover America Week, a celebration of US commercial presence in Bahrain, from February 10 to 15. The festivities will feature a number of exciting activities, said US ambassador Justin Siberell.

“We are planning a visit to West Point Home to celebrate this fantastic free trade Agreement success story. Also, in partnership with AmCham, we will host a reception for alumni of U.S. Universities and exchange programs. This year’s programming underscores the enduring presence of a number of U.S. companies and brands in Bahrain, as well as the incredible variety of new entrants into this market,” he said.

“Other events include a seminar on doing business in the United States and a celebration of U.S. IT firms at the BITEX IT Show.  We will also visit U.S. retailers at City Center and at the Avenues Mall, and we will wrap the week up with some American barbecue and country music at Big Texas Barbecue and Waffle House,” he said.

The activities and promotions will be posted on the U.S. Embassy website by the end of this week, he said.

“Travel between our two countries is an indispensable pillar of building relations and promoting trade and investment.  Each year more than 5,000 Bahraini nationals come to our Embassy to apply for visas to tour, study, or conduct business in the United States.  We have recently taken steps to make that process even easier.  We have implemented an Interview Waiver Programme, by which Bahraini citizens can renew visas within one year of expiration without even setting foot in our Embassy. Standard checks are performed, and an application fee is still required, but no in-person interview is necessary for this programme,” he said.

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