Princess Reema bint Bandar al-Saud Presents Credentials to President Trump at White House

Saudi Ambassador to the United States Princess Reema bint Bandar Al-Saud presented her credentials to President Trump at the White House on Monday, officially beginning her tenure as the Kingdom’s new top diplomat in 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 ambassador tweeted.

Princess Reema Bint Bandar Al-Saud.

Princess Reema Bint Bandar Al-Saud.

Princess Reema Al-Saud said 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 Saudi Embassy in Washington said.

Shortly afterward, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wrote a congratulatory message to Princess Reema, noting her achievement of being the first woman to hold the post.

“Congratulations to [Princess Reema] on being the first woman to be appointed ambassador of Saudi Arabia,” he wrote. “I look forward to working with you in your new role as Ambassador to the U.S., as we build upon the strong, U.S.-Saudi partnership and tackle shared challenges.”