Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa
|Khalid bin Ahmad Al Khalifah|
|Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bahrain|
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|
24 April 1960 |
|Alma mater||Harvard University|
Khalid bin Ahmad Al Khalifa (born 24 April 1960) is the Foreign Minister of Bahrain. A graduate of the St. Edward's University, Sheikh Khalid is only the second foreign minister in Bahrain's history.
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 appointed in a cabinet reshuffle in September 2005, having previously been the ambassador to the United Kingdom, serving there from 2001. His predecessor as foreign minister, Muhammad ibn Mubarak ibn Hamad Al Khalifah, had served in that position for over 30 years. His deputy until 2011 was Nazar Al Baharna, formerly a leading member of Al Wefaq, Bahrain's main Shia opposition party.
Honors and awards
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.
- 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.
- "Speakers". TED Bahrainona. 2010.
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- Minister of Foreign Affairs Biography,Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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