History. The 1969 Royal decrees No. 1 and No.2 issued by H.H the late Amir, Shaikh Isa bin Salman Al-Khalifa, were the foundations for establishing the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The former created a domain for foreign affairs, and the latter appointed a Director for this new division: Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa. With the establishment of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, another directorate was added to the original General Directorate which was formed in 1956.
A royal decree was issued for the founding of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, after H.H. Shaikh Khalifa bin Salman Al-Khalifa, Chairman of the State council, announced Bahrain’s complete independence on behalf of H.H. the late Shaikh Isa bin Salman Al-Khalifa, on 14 August 1971. The decree defined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ duties and responsibilities in terms of coordinating and implementing all matters related to the nation’s foreign policy, and its international relations with other countries and international organizations, in addition to protecting the interests of Bahraini citizens abroad.
Vision & Mission of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Pioneering political and economic diplomacy with a distinctive Bahraini perspective.
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.