Bilateral relations Switzerland–Bahrain

Switzerland has had diplomatic relations with Bahrain since 1971.

Key aspects of diplomatic relations

Switzerland’s interests in the Kingdom of Bahrain are represented by the Swiss embassy in Qatar, while the capital Manama is host to an honorary consulate general.

The embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain in Paris extends its jurisdiction to Switzerland.

Bilateral agreements

Economic cooperation

As an important regional hub Bahrain is attractive to Swiss financial circles. In 1986 the two countries concluded a civil air traffic agreement, followed in 2004 by an agreement to avoid double taxation in the area of air and maritime traffic.

Trade promotion (Switzerland Global Enterprise)

Cooperation in the domain of education

Scholars and artists from Bahrain can apply to the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) for Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships.

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships

Swiss nationals in Bahrain

The Swiss colony in Bahrain numbers 126 persons.