The commercial relations between Yemen and Bahrain have been deeply rooted since ancient times especially in the coastal areas. Bahraini ships arrived at Yemeni ports loaded with dates and marine products and returned with Yemeni goods like coffee and the grains.
After the discovery of oil in Bahrain in 1933, the presence of Yemenis increased in Bahrain. Since then, there are thousands of Yemeni families who have settled in Bahrain to work in oil facilities and other various sectors.
The Embassy of the Republic of Yemen was inaugurated in Bahrain in July 1990 and it strengthened trade and cultural relations between the two countries. Trade exchange and tourist traffic increased between along with some Bahraini companies opening their branches in Yemen.
Economic relations developed since the early 1990s with the establishment of a joint bank between the two countries, a company to market and support Yemeni exports and the signing of the mutual tax exemption agreement in November 1998.
Political relations between the two countries are at their highest levels. However, economic relations deteriorated during the war years as it prevented the arrival of goods due to the suspension of airlines between the two countries. These conditions are temporary and will change with the end of the war, which we hope will happen soon.
Finally, I would like to express my thanks and appreciation to the Government and people of the Kingdom of Bahrain, led by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa, His Highness the Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa and His Highness the Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa for their support towards Yemeni legitimacy under the leadership of President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi to restore state control over the entire Yemeni soil for the return of security, stability and development in Yemen.