Switzerland has had diplomatic relations with Bahrain since 1971.
Bilateral relations Switzerland–Bahrain
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.
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.
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 nationals in Bahrain
The Swiss colony in Bahrain numbers 126 persons.
History of bilateral relations
Switzerland recognised the Kingdom of Bahrain in 1971.