Monday, April 21, 2008

Embassies of Washington

The Embassy of the Republic of Singapore

Embassy Location: 3501 International Place NW
Sellapan Ramanathan, President
Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister
Chan Heng Chee, Ambassador
Geographical Location: Asia
Capital: Singapore City
Population: 4.68 million
Primary Industries: Electronics, petroleum refining, chemicals, mechanical engineering and biomedical sciences manufacturing

The Embassy of the State of Kuwait

Embassy Location: 3500 International Drive NW
Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Emir
Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah, Prime Minister
Salim al-Abdallah al-Jabir al-Sabah, Ambassador
Geographical Location: Middle East
Capital: Kuwait City
Population: 3.39 million
Primary Industries: Oil and petroleum, shipping, construction, cement, water desalination, construction materials and financial services

The Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain

Embassy Location: 3502 International Drive NW
His Majesty Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa, King of Bahrain
Dr. Naser M. Y. Al Belooshi, Ambassador
Geographical Location: Middle East
Capital: Manama
Population: 1.04 million
Primary Industries: Oil

The Embassy of the Hashamite Kingdom of Jordan

Embassy Location: 3504 International Drive NW
Abdullah II, King of the Hashamite Kingdom of Jordan
Nader al-Dahabi, Prime Minister
Zeid Ra'ad Al-Hussein, Ambassador
Geographical Location: Middle East
Capital: Amman
Population: 5.92 million
Primary Industries: Petroleum, textiles, clothing, tourism

Photo copyright: D.C. Confidential, 4/08


Bobbie said...

Janet, once again you have taught me something new. I enjoyed seeing and reading about these embassies. Excellent!

Maya said...

I like the Bahrain Embassy with all the arches.

D.C. Confidential said...

Bobbie: Always my pleasure! (Although, I feel these entries are a little lacking in informational substance, but given that I'm doing four countries per entry it's about the best I can do.)

Maya: Those arches provided a view into the lobby, which looked rather opulent! Unfortunately, given the security around these embassies and the fact that the U.S. Secret Service Uniformed Division provides in-country security for them, I didn't dare linger long enough to take those kind of pictures...