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Saudi Arabia has appointed its first female ambassador to the United States of America. Princess Reema Bint Bandar Al Saud has now replaced King Salman’s son who was earlier serving as the ambassador to the USA.
King Salman’s son has been roped back into Saudi Arabia to serve as the deputy defense minister. The appointment of Reema Bint Bandar Al Saud has come amid the growing tension between the USA and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia after the killing of USA-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Princess Reema is the daughter of the former longstanding Saudi ambassador to the USA, Bandar Bin Sultan Al Saud. She has replaced Khalid bin, Salman Al Saud.
“I will work with God’s permission to serve my country, its leaders and all its children and I will spare no effort to that end,” Princess Reema tweeted.
Princess Reema has studied and spent a major part of her life in the USA as her father had served Saudi ambassador to the USA for more than 20 years. She has been graduated from George Washington University like her father. Her father has also served as the chief of Saudi’s intelligence service. Princess Reema enjoys fame for her philanthropic services.
Soon after her appointment, Princess Reema being a newly appointed ambassador expressed her resolve to serve the country on her Twitter account. “I will work with God’s permission to serve my country, its leaders and all its children and I will spare no effort to that end,” Princess Reema tweeted.
Reema has worked for Saudi Arabia’s General Sports Authority and as the chief executive of Alfa International, a luxury retail company. She has promoted greater inclusion for Saudi women in sports and breast cancer awareness, according to her official biography.
Political experts have described the appointment of Princess Reema as a measured PR move that Saudi Arabia grossly needs to deflect the attention from Kashoggi’s murder and also to ensure the USA that it is committed towards the progression of Saudi women.