Princess Reema Bint Bandar Bin Sultan was sworn in on Tuesday as Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the United States, becoming the kingdom's first female envoy.
Princess Reema follows in her father's footsteps, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, was also Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the US from 1983 to 2005.
I was honored today to take the oath of office as ambassador to United States. I thank the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques @KingSalman for his trust in me, I will work tirelessly to advance and strengthen the historic Saudi US partnership.— Reema Bandar Al-Saud (@rbalsaud) April 16, 2019
She repalces Prince Khalid bin Salman, the younger brother of the Saudi Crown Prince, who was appointed vice defence minister in Saudi Arabia.
She took the oath alongside other new ambassadors assigned to Austria, Cameroon, and Cyprus. The oath of office was taken at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh in front of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman.
HRH Princess Reema Bint Bandar Al Saud @rbalsaud took the oath of office today as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the United States of #America, in front of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman Bin Abdulaziz. pic.twitter.com/Rxkv9t5tJU— Saudi Embassy (@SaudiEmbassyUSA) April 16, 2019
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