Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bahrain
Address: Government Ave, Manama, Bahrain
H.E. Sheikh Khalid Bin Ahmed Bin Mohammed Al Khalifa
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Bahrain's Ministry of Foreign Affairs is responsible for coordinating and implementing all matters related to the nation's foreign policy, Bahrain's relations with other countries and international organizations, and to protecting the interests of Bahraini citizens abroad.
The Minister received his primary and intermediate education at West Rifaa's Boys School, and his secondary education from the Islamic Scientific College in Amman, Jordan in 1978.
In 1984 he completed his B.Sc. in History and Political Science from St. Edward's University, Texas, in the United States. During his studies he participated as a volunteer in many election campaigns in the United States, including Jimmy Carter's 1980 Presidential campaign.
In 1985 he joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the rank of Third Secretary.
Between August 1985 and November 1994 he joined Bahrain's Embassy in Washington, D.C., where he was in charge of the Political, Congressional and Media affairs.
From June 1995 until August 2000 he worked as a Chief Liaison Officer, at the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs; responsible for the Maritime Delimitation and Territorial Dispute between Bahrain and Qatar.
In August 2000 he assumed the position of the Director of Public Relations and Information, at the Court of H.H. the Crown Prince. His Excellency also attended and participated in several conferences, summits and international meetings as a member of the delegation accompanying H.H. the Crown Prince and the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs, as well as many other official visits worldwide.
His Excellency is the chairman of the Committee on the Implementation of the Riyadh Agreement and a member of the Supreme Defence Council and the Ministerial Committee on Social Services, Media, Transportation Sector, and Communication Affairs. He is also a member of the ministerial committee to follow up labor issues, as well as on the board of trustees of Isa for Service to Humanity.
He was awarded the Bahrain Second Class Medal by H.M. King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa in May 2001, in recognition of his contribution and role as a Liaison Officer during the Territorial Dispute between Bahrain and Qatar.
He was granted the title of a Freeman of the City of London on 24 November 2005 and received the Medal of Sheikh Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa in February 2011, on the occasion of the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the National Action Charter.
He was also awarded the Outstanding Achievement in Public Relations Award of 2012 by the Bahrain Public Relations Association for his role in the formulation of the mental image of the Kingdom of Bahrain internationally.
In addition to being granted honorary citizenship of the city of Istanbul, His Excellency also won the Social Media Award in February 2012, and the Award for the most interactive personality. In 2015 he won the award for Best Arab Political Figure in Social Media at the Arab Social Media Influencers Summit in
Pioneering political and economic diplomacy with a distinctive Bahraini perspective.
The Ministry aims to achieve:
- Excellent reputation for the Kingdom of Bahrain abroad
- Stability, peace and security
- Respect and commitment to the principles of international legitimacy
- Respect and preservation of the rights and interests of the Government and citizens of Bahrain
- Effective cooperation with foreign countries and international organizations on the Arab and international level
- High economic growth
- Highly qualified diplomats
Building relationships and frameworks that protect the rights and interests of the Kingdom of Bahrain and its people in the international arena.
Striving to consolidate peace, security, stability, justice, and development and to develop bilateral and multilateral relations, based on the principle of good neighbourliness, and on international agreements and conventions, in order to implement the Kingdom’s strategy.