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Princess Reema bint Bandar: Saudi Arabia First Female Ambassador to the US

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Princess Reema bint Bandar Al-Saud was appointed the ambassador of Saudi Arabia to the US, a royal decree announced on Saturday.

Princess Reema, a leading philanthropist and entrepreneur, has been the vice president of women’s affairs at the General Sports Authority (GSA) since 2016 up until her appointment as the ambassador. She was also appointed to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in August 2018, and was the president of the Saudi Federation for community sports in 2017.

As a daughter to the former ambassador to the US, she spent most of her years there, where she completed her bachelor studies in George Washington University.

Upon her return to the Kingdom, she was assigned CEO position for Al Hama LLC and Alfa International. And in 2013, she launched her own handbag brand, Baraboux.

Princess Reema, with such a diverse experience, had spoken publicly on gender equality and the importance of including women in the Saudi workforce, she also called the recent reforms regarding women’s rights as “evolution, not Westernization.”

The Princess is also one of the founding members of the Zahra Breast Cancer Association in Riyadh, and a member of The World Bank’s Advisory Council for the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative.

She is also keen on the issue of providing women with careers that are believed to be male dominant fields, at the Atlantic Council in Washington, she spoke about the efforts of Saudi Arabia in tackling issues that are way more important than women being allowed to drive and attend football games, she further explained that the Kingdom is focusing on severe problems such as domestic violence.

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Princess Reema bint Bandar Meets With US Treasury Chief Steven Mnuchin

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Saudi ambassador Princess Reema bint Bandar met earlier with US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin where the two of them got to discuss opportunities to further enhance the relationship between the two countries.

The Saudi Arabian embassy in the US said in a tweet that the two senior officials explored “ways to strengthen Saudi Arabia’s close partnership with the United States on countering the financing of terrorism, as well as US support for the Kingdom’s economic reforms.”

Princess Reema assumed her new office earlier this month, and has since met with the political figures of the US in the attempt of strengthening the relationship between the two countries.

She presented her credentials in the presence of US President Donald Trump as the Kingdom’s top diplomat in Washington.

 

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Princess Reema Bint Bandar Meets Donald Trump At The White House

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Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the United States, Princess Reema bint Bandar, has met with President Donald Trump to present her credentials as the Kingdom’s top diplomat in Washington.

“HRH stated that the Saudi-U.S. partnership is essential to the interests of both countries and expressed confidence that the two countries are capable of overcoming any challenges at the regional or global levels,” the embassy said.

The 44-year-old diplomat expressed her enthusiasm on social media, writing, “Looking forward to starting this chapter of my life in Washington DC.”

“Presented credentials today at the White House,” she wrote on Twitter. “Conveyed the well wishes of Kingdom’s Leadership. Looking forward to working on strengthening and solidifying the historic Saudi – U.S partnership.”

Princess Reema Bint Bandar became the 11th Saudi diplomatic representing the Kingdom to Washington since 1945, marking an opening for more women to participate and take roles in government positions.

 

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Main Road in Sharm El-Sheikh Gets Named After King Salman

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According to a report from the Saudi Press Agency, the main road in the Egyptian Red Sea resort town of Sharm El-Sheikh has been named after King Salman. 

Governor of South Sinai, Khaled Fouda, announced the decision during a ceremony that was held to celebrate the 37th anniversary of Sinai Liberation Day.

Osama Nugali, Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador and the Kingdom’s permanent representative to the Arab League, took part in the event where the announcement was made.

He thanked President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and several senior officials, for such a kind gesture and for bestowing the honor on King Salman.

 

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