Thursday, 19 October 2023, Oslo, Kingdom of Norway: At the Royal Palace in central Oslo, His Majesty King Harald V of Norway welcome for his accreditation the non-resident Ambassador of the Kigndom of Bahrain, Abdulla Abdullatif Al Shaikh Abdulla at 11:30am. The latter is based out of Berlin, Germany, and conveyed to the Norwegian monarch the best regards from his counterpart His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa as well as of Bahrain’s Crown Prince and Prime Minister, HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa.
During his stay in Norway, Ambassador Abdulla held meetings at Stortinget (the Norwegian Parliament) with amongst others, Ine Eriksen Søreide, Chair of the Parliamentary Foreign Affairs and Defence Committee. At the headquarters of the Foreign Ministry he met with Aslak Bron, Deputy Secretary-General of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Matthijs Raustol, Deputy Director-General for Regional Affairs at the ministry. Ambassador Abdulla likewise presented copies of his credentials to the ministry’s Director-General for Protocol, Cultural Relations and Consular Affairs, Tone Allers.
Ambassador Abdulla’s professional commenced in 1981 with a position at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, marking the beginning of a long and successful career in diplomacy. The first notable international appointment came in 2000, serving until 2005 as the Deputy Head of Mission at the Bahrain Embassy in London.
In 2006 he was appointed as the Consul General of the Kingdom of Bahrain to Switzerland, a role held concurrently with several key ambassadorial positions; these included being the permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the World Trade Organization (WTO), and the United Nations offices in Geneva and Vienna.
In 2008, Abdulla Abdullatif Abdulla was appointed as the Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Austria, further solidifying his experience and expertise in international diplomacy and relations. Following this, in 2009, he received a Royal Decree appointment him as an Undersecretary for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a position they held with distinction until 2017. He began his ambassadorial tenure in Germany on 8 March 2018 after presenting credentials to Federal President Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
From Germany, Ambassador Abdulla is accredited as non-resident top envoy to the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Poland, Hungary, Finland, Romania, Slovakia, Estonia and Norway.
For further information
Embassy of Bahrain in Berlin: https://www.mofa.gov.bh/Default.aspx?tabid=4285&language=en-US