Bahrain–Philippines relations

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Bahrain–Philippines relations
Map indicating locations of Bahrain and Philippines



The Bahrain–Philippines relations refers to the bilateral relations between Bahrain and the Philippines.


Formal relations between Bahrain and the Philippines was established in 1978.[1]

State visits[edit]

The first Philippine head of state to make a state visit to Bahrain was then President Fidel V. Ramos from March 10–11, 1997.[1] Bahraini Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa made a state visit from November 6–8, 2001. The prime minister was conferred the Order of Sikatuna with the rank Raja on November 7, 2001 during his visit. The Bahraini leader made two more visits in 2003 from February 25 to March 3 and October 29 to November 1. On December 14–15, then President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo made a state visit to Bahrain. Prime Minister Khalifa then made another working visit in April 7–13, 2005. Arroyo made another state visit in February 3–4, 2009.[1]

Labor relations[edit]

There are about 1,500-2,000 Filipinos working as medical workers in Bahrain in 2007.[2] As of 2014, there are more than 67,000 Filipinos in Bahrain, some of them are workers in Bahrain.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Overview of RP-Bahrain Relations". Philippine Embassy - Manama, Bahrain. Retrieved 27 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Philippines, Bahrain sign health agreement". GMA News. 4 April 2007. Retrieved 29 December 2014.
  3. ^ "The Philippines Condemns Violence and Terrorism in Bahrain". NAM News Network. 20 April 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2014.