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Diplomatic Representation for Kingdom of Bahrain

Foreign Embassies in the U.S. and Their Ambassadors
Office of the Chief of Protocol
November 26, 2013

Formerly DILMUN



August 15, 1971 US Announces recognition of Bahrain
August 23, 1976 Abdulaziz Abdulrahman Buali, Appt. Amb. E.&P.
November 18, 1976 Amb. E. and P.
Nov. 23, 1984 Ghazi Muhammed Al-Gosaibi, Appt.
Dec. 10, 1984 Amb. E. and P.
Nov. 14, 1991 Shaikh Abdul Rahman bin Fares Al Khalifa, Appt.
Nov. 25, 1991 Amb. E.&P.
Jan. 14, 1994 Muhammad Abdul Ghaffar, Appt.
Feb. 14, 1994 Amb. E. and P.
Sept. 26, 2001 Shaikh Khalifa Ali Al-Khalifa, Appt.
October 10, 2001 Amb. E and P.
*The name of the country was changed by constitutional referendum from “The State of Bahrain” to “The Kingdom of Bahrain” – January 2002
Sept. 7, 2005 Naser Mohamed Yusaf Albalooshi, Appt.
Oct. 3, 2005 Amb. E.&P.
July 24, 2008 Houda Ezra Ebrahim Nonoo, Appt.
July 28, 2008 Amb. E.&P.
November 26, 2013 Shaikh Abdulla Mohamed Rashed Alkhalifa, Appt.
December 3, 2013 Amb. E. and P.


Special Terms*
[Amb.] E.E. and M.P.= Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
[Charge d'Affaires] a.i.= ad interim
Amb. E. & P. = Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

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