Saudi Arabia names first woman ambassador

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia appointed Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s younger brother as deputy defense minister on Saturday and named a princess as the kingdom’s first woman ambassador to the United States.

The new envoy, Princess Reema bint Bandar bin Sultan, is the daughter of a former long-time ambassador to the United States.

She had a career in the private sector before joining the kingdom’s General Sports Authority where she championed women’s participation in sports and focused on increasing women’s empowerment. Reuters

 

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