Ambassadors Visit Alaska to ‘Experience America’

The pre-opening press conference for Experience American diplomatic visit was held on the upper veranda of the Dena’ina Convention and Civic Center. (L>R the Russian Federation Ambassador to the US, Sergey Ivanovich Kislyak, Alaska Governor Sean Parnell, Chief of Protocol for the US, Ambassador Capricia Penavic Marshall and Ambassador for the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, Cornelius Alvin Smith.)

This week some three dozen foreign ambassadors are visiting Alaska as part of a U.S. State Department program called “Experience America.” Begun under the Bush administration, it offers diplomats stationed in Washington, D.C. a chance to learn about the America that lies beyond the nation’s capital.

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