Princess Reema Bandar Al-Saud, the first female Saudi Ambassador to the United States has met with US President Donald Trump and presented her credentials as Saudi Arabia’s new diplomat to Washington.
“Presented credentials today at the White House. Conveyed the well wishes of Kingdom’s Leadership. Looking forward to working on strengthening and solidifying the historic Saudi – US partnership”
“The Saudi-US 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 quoted the ambassador as stating.
A Saudi royal decree issued last March appointed Princess Reema as the Saudi ambassador to the United States with a ministerial ranking, making her Saudi Arabia’s eleventh Saudi ambassador to the US since 1945 and first Saudi female to hold such a post as well.
Princess Reema Al-Saud was sworn in on April 16th as Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to the United States at Al-Yamama Palace in Riyadh in front of Saudi King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz.
Princess Reema Bandar Al-Saud arrived in Washington DC earlier this month to begin her duties as the ambassador of Saudi Arabia to the United States.
The Saudi ambassador met with the US Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs David Schenker on her first day of work as they discussed ways to strengthen relations and reinforce cooperation between the two countries.
Who is Reema Al-Saud?
A holder of BA of Arts degree from Mount Vernon College, George Washington University in Washington, DC in 1999.
Princess Reema Al-Saud has been active in different public and private sectors of Saudi Arabia, she worked as an advisor to the Crown Prince’s office. She also worked as a planning and development agent at the General Sport Authority.
Holding the position of president of the Saudi Federation for Multiple Sports, she became the first woman to hold a multi-sport federation in Saudi Arabia.
Of her achievements, her work alongside the Ministry of Education to establish sports education for girls in schools, and the participation of women in many sports competitions.
Princess Reema Al-Saud had a great role in paying attention and raising awareness of a major health problem, breast cancer.
Princess Reema has served as CEO of ALFA International Company Limited – Harvey Nichols, Riyadh.
Princess Reema launched the 10ksa initiative, which made it possible to enter the Guinness World Records after making the world’s largest pink ribbon of breast cancer. She is also the founder of Alf Khair initiative aims to change the healthy lifestyle of the Saudis.
Princess Reema was chosen as 16th in the Forbes Middle East magazine for the 200 most powerful Arab women list. She also entered the Fast Company American magazine for the most creative people in 2014.
Princess Reema Al-Saud was also named as the head of the Saudi Special Olympics Federation in early April this year.
Princess Reema is the daughter of Prince Bandar Al-Saud, the one who served as Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the US from 1983 to 2005 as well. 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.