Announcement of U.S. Commissioner General at Expo 2020

U.S. Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates John Rakolta Jr has been designated Commissioner General of the U.S. pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai. As Commissioner General, he will lead U.S. participation and is responsible for oversight of the U.S. pavilion. The U.S. Department of State is responsible for U.S. participation in international expositions. For more information on U.S. …

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Inauguration of U.S. Pavilion Construction at Expo 2020

U.S. Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates John Rakolta Jr. and Counselor of the Department of State T. Ulrich Brechbühl officially inaugurated construction of the U.S. pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai.  At the first concrete pour, Ambassador Rakolta said, “The U.S. pavilion will showcase how freedom and liberty of thought have enabled success and innovation …

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Ambassador Rakolta and CG Phillip Frayne visit Microsoft regional headquarters

Ambassador John Rakolta Jr and Consul General Phillip Frayne visited Microsoft regional headquarters in Dubai to learn about how one of the world’s largest tech companies is working to support the future of AI and cloud computing. Ambassador Rakolta was excited to hear how this American company is working with UAE schools and teachers to provide distance learning during the …

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Ambassador John Rakolta Jr. and Consul General Philip Frayne visits Cisco

Ambassador John Rakolta Jr. and Consul General Philip Frayne visited  Cisco  Customer Experience Center, where they saw the application of American technology to critical infrastructure, healthcare, education, and smart cities in the UAE and the region. Ambassador Rakolta was briefed by Cisco’s Chief Technology Officer for Middle East and Africa Osama Al-Zoubi and members of the …

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