Kingdom of Bahrain
Brazil and Bahrain established diplomatic relations in 1974. The Embassy in Jeddah cumulatively represented Brazil before authorities in Manama up to 1983, when the Embassy of Brazil in Kuwait became responsible for cumulatively representing Brazil in both countries. The Embassy of Bahrain in Washington represents the interests of that country in Brazil.
Bilateral relations have traditionally focused in the financial area. Bahrain is one of the biggest financial centers of the Middle East and Bahraini banks were the biggest Arabian creditors of Brazil in the 1980’s and 1990’s.
Trade flow between Brazil and Bahrain reached US$ 434 million in 2017.
Brazil and Bahrain signed an MoU for the Establishment of Political Consultations between the foreign ministries of both countries on July 1st, 2018, in Manama. On that date, the first Political Consultation Meeting between Brazil and Bahrain took place.
Chronology of Bilateral Relations
1974 – Establishment of diplomatic relations between Brazil and Bahrain (June 26). Creation of the Embassy of Brazil in the State of Bahrain, cumulative with the Embassy in Jeddah (Decree n. 74.264, July 7, 1974)
1983 – The Embassy of Brazil in Kuwait starts to represent Brazil to Bahrain (Decree n. 75.547, April 4, 1975). Finance Minister Antônio Delfim Neto visits the country, in the context of a financial mission to the Middle East (December)
1996 – Foreign Minister Luiz Felie Lampreia holds a meeting with the Foreign Minister of Barhrain, Sheikh Mohammed Al Khalifa, on the sidelines of the 51st UNGA
1997 – Foreign Minister Luiz Felie Lampreia holds a meeting with the Foreign Minister of Barhrain, Sheik Mohammed Al Khalifa, on the sidelines of the 52st UNGA
2005 – The deputy Prime Minister and and Foreign Minister of Bahrain, Sheik Mohammed Al Khalifa, heads a Bahraini delegation to the 1st Summit of South American-Arab Counties (SAAC) in Brasília
2011 – Foreign Minister Antonio de Aguiar Patriota meets with the Bahraini Foreign Minister, sheik Khalid al Khalifa, in Washington (May 31)
2012 – Foreign Minister Antonio de Aguiar Patriota meets with the Bahraini Foreign Minister, sheik Khalid al Khalifa, in Lima, at the sidelines of the 3rd South American-Arab Counties – SAAC (October 1)
2013 – Visit to Brasília of Parliamentary Mission composed of three representatives of the Bahraini Chamber and a parliamentary assistant (April 4- 10)
2013 – Visit to Bahrain of delegation headed by the Secretary of Trade and Services of the Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade, Humberto Ribeiro, with the objective of stimulating bilateral investments exchange (May 5)
2018 – First Political Consultation Meeting between Brazil and Bahrain (Manama, July 1)