Muhammad ibn Mubarak ibn Hamad Al Khalifah

Sheikh Mohammad bin Mubarak Al Khalifa (born 1935) is a Bahraini politician and a member of the Bahrain's royal family. He served as Bahrain's Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1970 to 2005, and he has been Deputy Prime Minister since 2005.

Sheikh Mohammad bin Mubarak Al Khalifa
محمد بن مبارك بن حمد آل خليفة
Deputy Prime Minister
In office2005 – present
MonarchKing Hamad
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office1970 – 29 September 2005
PredecessorOffice established
SuccessorKhalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa
MonarchKing Isa
King Hamad
Born1935 (age 84–85)
HouseAl Khalifa
MotherSheikh Noura bint Abdullah bin Jabr al-Dosari (died 2016)[1]
Styles of
Sheikh Muhammad
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Reference styleHis Highness
Spoken styleYour Highness
Alternative styleSheikh


Khalifa received his secondary education at the International School of the American University in Beirut.[2] He holds a bachelor's degree in international relations and law, which he obtained from London University.[2]


He started his career as a judge and then became the director of public relations, director of media and head of foreign affairs during Bahrain's establishment in 1969.[2] He was Minister of Foreign Affairs for nearly 35 years, from before Bahrain's independence in 1971 until a cabinet reshuffle on 29 September 2005, when he was replaced by Khalid ibn Ahmad Al Khalifah. Mohammad was instead appointed as one of three deputy prime ministers in the September 2005 reshuffle.[3] During that time he was also Minister of Information.[2] His official title is Deputy Prime Minister for Ministerial Committees.


  1. ^ "الديوان الملكي» ينعى والدة محمد بن مبارك" (in Arabic). Alwatan. 8 May 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d "About his Highness". Deputy Prime Minister's Office. Retrieved 20 April 2013.
  3. ^ "New Bahraini cabinet sworn in". Gulf Daily News. 30 September 2005. Retrieved 21 April 2011.