Bahrain to open embassy in Brazil
Manama, April 7, 2014
Bahrain is due to open an embassy in Brazil, which will be the country's first diplomatic posting in South America.
Parliament first proposed the idea in February and the Cabinet gave it the green light yesterday (April 6), said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication.
The Cabinet also approved a deal with Britain that will speed up visa procedures.
Bahrainis with special passports will qualify for a free, six-month visa to the UK and Northern Ireland, while UK diplomatic passport holders, diplomatic pouch bearers and special envoys can embark on visa-free travel to Bahrain for a maximum of six months.
The Cabinet also discussed an air transport agreement with Tunisia, which is now under review. - TradeArabia News Service