U.S. Consulate General Alexandria Opens Its Doors

Department of State Under Secretary for Management Patrick F. Kennedy cuts the ribbon to the Consulate's new offices. He is joined by Consul General Stephen Fakan, Deputy Chief of Mission Thomas Goldberger, and Office of Building Operations Project Director Aziz Younes.

ALEXANDRIA – The U.S. Consulate General in Alexandria officially reopened its doors on November 1, 2016.  “We have been looking forward to this day for several years,” Consul General Stephen Fakan said, “and we are delighted to now have a purpose built space to support and expand our engagement in Alexandria and the surrounding area.  My staff and I look forward to deepening our collaboration with government institutions and private sector organizations as we work together to foster educational, cultural, and economic opportunities for the people of Alexandria and the wider Delta region.”

The Consulate has been active in promoting Egyptian/American partnership and understanding through such programs and initiatives as “Skills for Success” scholarships, the popular English Conversation Club, and working with local educational institutions to deliver eLibrary and StudyUSA sessions.  With the new offices, the Consulate plans to broaden its level of engagement and increase the ways it can work with the Egyptian people to promote shared interests in education, economic development, women’s advancement, and entrepreneurship.

“We invite you to join us in mid-November, when we will join the rest of the world in celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week and International Education Week with a full schedule of talks, seminars, competitions, and film showings.  Watch for more information about upcoming events near you,” added Consulate Public Affairs Officer Minta Madeley.

The governorates covered by the Consulate are Alexandria, Beheira, Damietta, Port Said, Dakahlia, Gharbia, Marsa Matrouh, and Kafr el-Sheikh.