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    * Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa *

    خالدبن احمد آل خلیفه

    (Wikipedia) - Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa Khalid bin Ahmad Al Khalifa Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bahrain Monarch Prime Minister Deputy Preceded by Personal details Born Nationality Alma mater
    Assumed office 26 September 2005
    Hamad ibn Isa Al Khalifa
    Khalifa ibn Salman Al Khalifa
    Nazar Al Baharna 2006-2011
    Muhammad ibn Mubarak ibn Hamad Al Khalifah
    (1960-04-24) 24 April 1960 (age 54) Manama, Bahrain
    St. Edward''s University

    Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa (born 24 April 1960) is a Bahraini diplomat who has served as Bahrain''s Minister of Foreign Affairs since 2005. Sheikh Khalid is only the second foreign minister in Bahrain''s history.


    Early life and education

    Khalid bin Ahmed was born on 24 April 1960. He received a bachelor degree in history and political sciences from St. Edward''s University in 1984.


    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 Ambassador to the United Kingdom from 2001 to 2005 and was appointed as Minister of Foreign Affairs in a September 2005 cabinet reshuffle. 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.

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