Princess Reema bint Bandar presents credentials as Saudi ambassador to the US

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Time: July 04, 2019  

Princess Reema bint Bandar bin Sultan, Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the US. (SPA file photo)
  • Princess Reema is Saudi Arabia’s first female ambassador
  • She is 11th Saudi diplomatic representative to Washington

JEDDAH: Saudi Princess Reema bint Bandar presented her credentials as the Kingdom’s ambassador to the US on Thursday, more than two months after she was appointed to the key post.

The new envoy made the announcement in a tweet.

“Honored to present my credentials today to @StateDept. Looking forward to starting this chapter of my life in Washington DC the journey begins with a wonderful team @SaudiEmbassyUSA,” she wrote.

Princess Reema was nominated to the post on February 23 and took her oath before King Salman in Riyadh in April, becoming Saudi Arabia’s first female ambassador and the 11th Saudi diplomatic representative to Washington.

Reema Bandar Al-Saud

@rbalsaud

Honored to present my credentials today to @StateDept. Looking forward to starting this chapter of my life in Washington DC???? the journey begins with a wonderful team @SaudiEmbassyUSA

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She replaced Prince Khaled bin Salman, who is now the Kingdom’s deputy defense minister.

Princess Reema spent several years in the US during her youth when her father, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, was also Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the country.

She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in museum studies from George Washington University.

A noted entrepreneur and philanthropist, before her diplomatic appointment Princess Reema had been vice president of women’s affairs at the General Sports Authority since 2016.

This article was first published in Arab News

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