Princess Reema Bint Bandar Sworn In as Ambassador to the United States

Princess Reema bint Bandar bin Sultan al-Saud was sworn in on Tuesday as Saudi Arabia’s next Ambassador to the United States, according to the Saudi Press Agency.

The swearing in took place at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh.

Princess Reema was sworn in alongside new Saudi Ambassadors to Austria, Cameroon, and Cyprus.

Princess Reema was sworn in alongside new Saudi Ambassadors to Austria, Cameroon, and Cyprus.

Princess Reema is the first Saudi woman to hold the high-ranking diplomatic post after a royal decree appointed her to the position with a ministerial ranking.

She is the daughter of Prince Bandar bin Sultan, who also served as Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the US from 1983 to 2005. 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.

According to Arab News, the ceremony was attended by Interior Minister Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saud bin Naif; Foreign Affairs Minister Dr. Ibrahim bin Abdulaziz Al-Assaf; Saudi Minister of State, Cabinet member and Chief of the Royal Court Khalid bin Abdulrahman Al-Issa and Assistant Special Secretary to King Salman Tamim bin Abdul Aziz Al-Salem.