RIYADH: Saudi Princess Reema bint Bandar was sworn in as the Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the United States on Tuesday.
Princess Reema took the oath in front of King Salman in the Saudi capital of Riyadh, officially making her the first female ambassador in the history of the country.
I was honored today to take the oath of office as ambassador to United States. I thank the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques @KingSalman for his trust in me, I will work tirelessly to advance and strengthen the historic Saudi US partnership.
— Reema Bandar Al-Saud (@rbalsaud) April 16, 2019
Princess Reema replaced Prince Khaled bin Salman, who was appointed as the Kingdom’s deputy defense minister.
In 2014, Forbes Middle East magazine selected the princess as one of the most powerful Arab women in the Middle East.