Chief of Arab Affairs

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H.E. Mr. Ahmed Mohammad Hakim Al-Tarifi

Chief of Arab Affairs


Education
  • [2003-2007] University of Jordan - Bachelor of Political Science
  • [1999–2003] Isa Town Secondary Boys School – High School
Work Experience
  • [2021] Chief of Arab Affairs
  • [2021-2016] Afro-Asian Affairs Directorate
  • [2017-2016] Fellowship at the Office of the First Deputy Prime Minister to Develop National Cadres
  • [2015-2009] Deputy Head of the Diplomatic Mission of the Kingdom of Bahrain to Japan
  • [2013-2012] Prepared and coordinated many important visits to Japan, the most prominent of which is the first historic visit of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, to Japan in 2012, and the visit of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister in 2013, the visit of His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Representative of His Majesty the King for Charity Works and Youth Affairs in 2013, and a number of visits of senior officials in the Kingdom to Japan.
    Participated with the representative office of the Economic Development Board in Tokyo in many joint projects and events, and the organization of economic seminars, workshops and conferences in several provinces in Japan, as well as the Republic of Korea, with the aim of encouraging investments and benefiting from the economic environment provided by the Kingdom of Bahrain.
  • [2008-2007] Arab Affairs Directorate
Participations and Achievements
  • Moderated dialogue sessions at the Diplomacy and Culture Conference 2019.
  • Member of the Kingdom of Bahrain delegation at the Senior Officials' Meetings for the CICA Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures (2019 Kazakhstan).
  • Member of the delegation of the Kingdom of Bahrain in the second round of political consultations between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Bahrain and Turkmenistan, 2019 (Turkmenistan).
  • Representative of Bahraini youth nominated by the Ministry of Youth and Sports Affairs at the World Youth Forum (Sharm El-Sheikh 2019).
  • First place winner in the first edition of Fikra for Government Innovation in 2018 (International Diplomats Program), and the project was implemented through the Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa Academy for Diplomatic Studies after being approved in the Coordination Committee headed by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister.
  • Moderated dialogue sessions at the Government Forum 2018.
  • Member of the Kingdom of Bahrain delegation to the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly (New York 2018).
  • Fellow at the Office of the First Deputy Prime Minister to Develop National Cadres from 2016-2017
  • Member of the Kingdom of Bahrain delegation to the Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (2015, Sendai, Japan).
  • Administrative Coordinator for the Bahrain Triathlon Team led by His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Representative of His Majesty the King for Charity Works and Youth Affairs in the Ironman Races (2015 Australia).
  • Holder of the title of Peace Ambassador in 2013, during the Peace Forum for Diplomats, which is organized annually by the World Peace Union in Tokyo
  • Member of the Kingdom of Bahrain delegation in the dialogue of civilizations between the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf and Japan (Tokyo 2010).
  • Participated in the first ministerial meeting of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf and the ASEAN Association (Manama 2009).
  • Member of the Kingdom of Bahrain delegation at the extraordinary meeting of the League of Arab States (Cairo 2008).
  • Member of the Kingdom of Bahrain delegation to the meetings of the Bahraini-Egyptian Joint Committee (Cairo 2008).
  • Participated in the Arab-Chinese Dialogue Forum (Manama 2008).
  • Certified Lecturer at the Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa Academy for Diplomatic Studies on issues of diplomatic affairs, soft power and cultural diplomacy.
  • Participated in specialized training courses on various topics, most notably: economic diplomacy, crisis management, the United Nations and its mechanism of action, presentation skills, leadership, negotiation, UNESCO's world heritage, multilateral diplomacy, and diplomatic protocol. From: United Nations Institute for Training and Research, United Nations University, Harvard University, Institute of Diplomatic and Strategic Studies at the University of Jordan, Institute of Foreign Relations and Diplomacy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia, Jordan Institute of Diplomacy, Japan Foundation.
Languages
  • Arabic
  • English
  • Japanese
Interests
  • Political Psychology
  • Soft Power and Cultural Diplomacy
  • History
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  • Foreign Minister Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Alzayani


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  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    P.O. Box 547
    Government Road
    Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain

    Hours:
    7:30 AM - 2:15 PM

    Operation Office:
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    Telephone: +973-17227555

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    Manama
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