In Norfolk and Greater Hampton Roads

February 21, 2013 § Leave a comment

Today, I am in Norfolk, Va. where I have a full day of events discussing the economic relationship between Bahrain and the United States as well as recent political developments. I always enjoy the opportunity to strengthen the Bahraini-American alliance by speaking with thought leaders outside of Washington.

Norfolk, along with its sister municipalities in the greater Hampton Roads region, is an incubator of dynamic economic growth and is the home to the US Navy’s Atlantic Fleet. Many American sailors in Bahrain have also spent a great deal of time in Norfolk and it is always a pleasure to build upon the strong bonds that come from hosting the Navy’s Fifth Fleet.

I will be holding a number of events, including at the Global Studies and World Languages Academy at Tallwood High School and at Old Dominion University. Throughout the day. I will also have the opportunity to meet with leading members of the business, political, and academic community. I will be sharing highlights and photos from all events on my blog and on the Embassy’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.

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