Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa

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Khalid bin Ahmad Al Khalifa
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Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bahrain
Incumbent
Assumed office
26 September 2005
Monarch Hamad ibn Isa Al Khalifa
Prime Minister Khalifa ibn Salman Al Khalifa
Deputy Nazar Al Baharna 2006-2011
Preceded by Muhammad ibn Mubarak ibn Hamad Al Khalifah
Personal details
Born (1960-04-24) 24 April 1960 (age 54)
Manama, Bahrain
Nationality Bahraini
Alma mater St. Edward's University

Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa (born 24 April 1960) is a Bahraini diplomat who has served as Bahrain's Minister of Foreign Affairs since 2005.[1] Sheikh Khalid is only the second foreign minister in Bahrain's history.

Early life and education[edit]

Khalid bin Ahmed was born on 24 April 1960.[2] He received a bachelor degree in history and political sciences from St. Edward's University in 1984.[2]

Career[edit]

In 1985, Khalid bin Ahmed joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, at the rank of third secretary, on 1 March 1985. Between August 1985 and November 1994 he worked at Bahrain's embassy in Washington, D.C. where he was in charge of the political, congressional and media affairs. From June 1995 to 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 addition to other tasks. In August 2000, he assumed the position of the director of public relations and information at the court of the Crown Prince.

He was Ambassador to the United Kingdom from 2001 to 2005 and was appointed as Minister of Foreign Affairs in a September 2005 cabinet reshuffle. His predecessor as foreign minister, Muhammad ibn Mubarak ibn Hamad Al Khalifah, had served in that position for over 30 years.[3] His deputy until 2011 was Nazar Al Baharna, formerly a leading member of Al Wefaq, Bahrain's main Shia opposition party.[4]

Honors and awards[edit]

He was awarded the Bahrain Second Class Medal by 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.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hillary Clinton (3 February 2010). "Remarks With Bahraini Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa After Their Meeting". Washington, DC: U.S. Department of State. 
  2. ^ a b "Shaikh Khalid Bin Ahmed bin Mohamed Al Khalifa". European Parliament. Retrieved 17 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Speakers". TED Bahrainona. 2010. 
  4. ^ "Dr. Nazar Al Baharna receives delegation from Cote d'Ivoire". Bahrain News Agency. 29 June 2010. 
  5. ^ Minister of Foreign Affairs Biography,Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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