Saudi Arabia appoints first female ambassador to US

Princess Reema Bint Bandar Al Saud replaces the brother of Crowned Prince Mohammed Bin Salman as the Saudi ambassador to the US. Her appointment comes as the kingdom is becoming more progressive on women’s rights.

Saudi Arabia appointed its first female ambassador on Sunday, Princess Reema Bint Bandar Al Saud to serve as the kingdom’s top diplomat in the United States.

She replaces Prince Khalid bin Salman Al Saud, the son of King Salman and the younger brother of Crowned Prince Mohammed Bin Salman who is returning to Riyadh to become the Middle Eastern kingdom’s deputy defense minister.

“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 wrote on Twitter after her appointment.

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