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Bahrain to open first Sth American embassy

Brazil, the continent’s largest economy, will be the Gulf state's first diplomatic mission in Sth America, with more expected to follow

Bahrain to open first Sth American embassy
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Bahrain will soon open its first South American embassy in Brazil, with others also being considered, it was announced on Sunday.

The Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, made the decision after a study by the Foreign Ministry, Gulf Daily News reported.

"There are huge interests between Bahrain and South American countries, but we are not represented there," Minister of State for Information Affairs Sameera Rajab said.

"Anything in relation to South American countries was being done by our embassy in Washington and that is illogical."

She did not give any indication of when the embassy would be opened.

Gulf states have mixed levels of diplomatic representation in South America.

Qatar has the most missions, with consular services in seven South American countries, plus another five in Central America.

The UAE, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait each have four, while Oman has only one – in the largest South American economy, Brazil.

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Bert 6 years ago

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