The U.S. Consulate General of Alexandria had its opening ceremony at Helnan Palestine Hotel. The ceremony was in the presence of the U.S. Ambassador R. Stephen Beecroft, the U.S. Consul General Stephen G. Fakan, and Dr. Mohamed Sultan the Governor of Alexandria, and Minta Madeley the Public Affairs Officer, also Prince Henrik of Denmark was spotted at the ceremony.

Consul General Stephen G. Fakan started the ceremony with a welcome speech and introduced the Ambassador R. Stephen Beecroft to almost hundred VIP guests, the event continued with a musical band in the background.