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In a Historic Moment, HRH Princess Reema is Sworn in As Saudi Ambassador to the US

HRH Princess Reema bint Bandar. Courtesy of SPA

HRH Princess Reema bint Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud made history on Tuesday, April 17, when she was sworn in as Saudi ambassador to the US, making her the first female ambassador from the Kingdom.

Replacing Prince Khaled bin Salman who is now the Deputy Defence Minister, the Princess took the oath before King Salman Al Saud at Al Yamamah palace in Riyadh.

Princess Reema has also lived in the States for several years while her father, Prince Bandar bin Sultan served as the ambassador to the States for 22 years.

“As the first-ever woman ambassador from the Kingdom, I recognize this as a historic moment in the Saudi-US relationship, and a manifestation of the sweeping reforms taking place in the Kingdom,” said the Princess according to a statement by the Saudi Embassy in Washington.

“As we continue to redefine and modernize Saudi Arabia, I am eager to share this progress with Saudi citizens in the United States, and the American public. Though the task is challenging, I am eager to continue to build and strengthen our strategic partnership with the United States,” she added.

With many achievements to her name, Princess Reema has worked as an adviser in the office of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and last month, she was appointed as the head of the Saudi Special Olympics Federation.

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