The Saudi monarch, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, attend the ceremony of the oath of the ambassadors. Among the diplomats who will be working on the different corners of the planet, was the first female ambassador, Princess Reema bint Bandar bin Sultan.
The Saudi ambassadors to each of Austria, Cameroon and Cyprus were sworn in during a ceremony at the al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh. On Tuesday, the newly appointed top Saudi diplomate, Princess Reema, also sworn in before King Salman, her uncle. The princess became the first ever ambassador in the history of the Middle Eastern kingdom, she will represent Saudi Arabia in Washington.
The Kingdom’s new ambassador to the United States took the oath alongside other new ambassadors assigned to Austria, Cameroon, and Cyprus. The oath of office was taken at the al-Yamama Palace in Riyadh in front of the ruler.
In March, an unprecedented Saudi royal decree issued appointed Princess Reema as the Saudi ambassador to the United States with a ministerial ranking.
Who is she, the new Saudi envoy to the United States?
Princess Reema bint Bandar bin Sultan al-Saud is the daughter of Prince Bandar bin Sultan, who also served as Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the US from 1983 to 2005. Prince Bandar was previously the secretary general of Saudi Arabia’s National Security Council and he also served as director general of the General Intelligence Presidency.
Earlier this month, she was also named as the head of the Saudi Special Olympics Federation.