Bilateral relations Switzerland–Bahrain

Switzerland has maintained diplomatic relations with Bahrain since 1971. Today, relations are mainly focused on economy, trade and human rights.

Key aspects of diplomatic relations

Switzerland's interests in the Kingdom of Bahrain are represented by the Swiss embassy in Abu Dhabi. Switzerland maintains an honorary consulate in the Bahraini capital Manama.

The Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain in Paris also covers Switzerland. 

Treaty database

Economic cooperation

Bahrain is an important regional hub and thus an attractive location for Swiss financial institutions. Switzerland and Bahrain concluded an agreement on civil aviation in 1986, followed in 2004 by an agreement on the avoidance of double taxation in air and sea transport. A free trade agreement between the European Free Trade Association and the Gulf Cooperation Council states came into force in 2014.

Trade promotion, Switzerland Global Enterprise

Swiss nationals in Bahrain

At the end of 2018, 106 Swiss citizens were living in Bahrain.