Kingdom of Bahrain
Brazil and Bahrain established diplomatic relations in 1980. The Embassy in Riyadh cumulatively represented Brazil before Bahraini authorities up to 1985, 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 its country in Brazil.
Traditionally, bilateral relations are concentrated in the financial area. The banks from Bahrain – one of the biggest financial centers of the Middle East – constituted the biggest Arabian creditors of Brazil in the decades of 1980 and 1990.
Trade flow between Brazil and Bahrain reached US$ 446 million in 2012 – year when, according to the historical trend of the bilateral commercial relations, Brazil presented surplus (US$ 381 million) on its exchanges with the archipelago.
Chronology of Bilateral Relations
1980 – Establishment of diplomatic relations between Brazil and Bahrain.
1983 – Finance Minister Antônio Delfim Neto visits the country, in the context of a financial mission to the Middle East.
1985 – The Embassy of Brazil in Kuwait starts to represent the interests of Brazil in Bahrain.
2010 – The new Ambassador of Bahrain, Houda Ezra Nonoo, presents credentials to the President of the Republic at the time, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.
2011 – Foreign Minister Antonio de Aguiar Patriota meets with the Bahraini Foreign Minister, sheik Khalid al Khalifa, in Washington (May 31st).
2012 – Ambassador Roberto Abdalla presents letters of credence to King Hamad bin Issa al Khalifa in Manama (January 31st).
2013 – Visit to Brasília of Parliamentary Mission composed of three representatives of the Bahraini Chamber and a parliamentary assistant (April 4th- 10th).
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 5th).
2013 – The Permanent Representative of Bahrain to the UN visits Brasília to start the process of reopening the resident diplomatic representation in the Brazilian capital (June 24th- 27th).
2013 – Visit to Bahrain of official mission from the Government of Pernambuco, headed by Governor Eduardo Campos (June 26th-28th).