Press release

Kingdom of Bahrain welcomes accreditation of first Seychelles Ambassador

October 14, 2014

Ambassador Dick Esparon on Wednesday 08th of October presented his credentials to His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa at the Sakhir Palace, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain. Also in attendance was the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, The Royal Court Minister and Chief of Royal Protocol.

Ambassador Esparon, Resident Seychelles Ambassador in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi becomes the first Seychellois ambassador to be accredited to the Kingdom of Bahrain.

In a meeting held with Ambassador Esparon, His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al – Khalifa reiterated the invitation extended for President James Michel to visit Bahrain and asked Ambassador Esparon to convey his warm greetings to President Michel and the people of Seychelles.

Ambassador Esparon noted that Seychelles and the Kingdom of Bahrain had many commonalities and that it was an opportune moment for the two countries to take their bilateral relations and cooperation to a qualitatively new level and that he would work to explore new avenues of cooperation.

Ambassador Esparon expressed his view that the Kingdom Bahrain and Seychelles can effectively collaborate to bring renewed impetus to bilateral relations between two countries.

Seychelles and Kingdom of Bahrain established diplomatic relations in May 1983.

The Kingdom of Bahrain has a population of around 1.4 million and was one of the first states in the gulf to discover oil and to build a refinery.

Bahrain has attempted to diversify its economy towards Banking, Tourism and Services.

Bahrain’s emergence as a financial Centre, where financial Institutions can operate with substantial freedom was a defining milestone for the Country.