Riyadh, MINA – Princess Reema bin Bandar bin Sultan becomes first woman Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador, her inauguration as Ambassador to the United States (US).
According to Arab News observations, Putri Reema took an oath of King Salman on Tuesday at Al-Yamamah Palace, Riyadh.
“I swear by the Almighty God to be loyal to my religion, to my king and my country, to never reveal state secrets, to preserve the interests and laws of the Kingdom at home and abroad, and to do my duty with sincerity, honesty and loyalty,” she swore.
Princess Reema spent several years in the US during her youth when her father Prince Bandar bin Sultan also became Saudi Arabian Ambassador to the country (US). Reema graduated with a bachelor’s degree in museum studies from George Washington University.
She is a prominent businessman and philanthropist, before her diplomatic appointment Reema’s daughter served as vice president of women’s affairs at the Public Sports Authority since 2016.
In addition to Princess Reema, at the same event was also installed as Saudi Arabia’s new Ambassador to Austria, Prince Abdullah bin Khaled bin Sultan, Ambassador to Cameroon, Abdullah Mohammed Al-Shuaibi, and Ambassador to Cyprus, Khaled bin Mohammed Al-Sharif.
Prince Khaled bin Bandar attended the ceremony, expressing his gratitude to King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for making him a Royal Ambassador for Britain.
Meanwhile, Indonesia has previously had an Ambassador woman since the inauguration of Laili Roesad in 1957 as Ambassador to Luxemburg by President Soekarno. (R/Sj/R04)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)