Saudi princess Reema sworn in as kingdom’s first female ambassador to the US

Princess Reema replaces Prince Khaled bin Salman, who was appointed as Saudi’s deputy defence minister



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Saudi Princess Reema bint Bandar was sworn in as the kingdom’s ambassador to the US on Tuesday.

The kingdom’s first female ambassador, Princess Reema replaces Prince Khaled bin Salman, who was appointed as Saudi’s deputy defence minister earlier this year.

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She joined other newly-appointed ambassadors including Prince Abdullah bin Khalid bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz (ambassador to Austria), Abdullah Mohammed Al-Shuaibi (ambassador to Cameroon) and Khalid bin Mohammed AlSharif (ambassador to Cyprus) in taking an oath in front of Saudi King Salman at the Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh.

Princess Reema is the daughter of a former long-time ambassador to the United States, Prince Bandar bin Sultan.

A graduate with a degree in museum studies from George Washington University, she worked in the private sector before joining the kingdom’s General Sports Authority. Last month, Princess Reema was also appointed as the head of the Saudi Special Olympics Federation.

She now becomes the 11th Saudi diplomatic representative to Washington.