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Tags: ML | Saudi Arabia | US

First Saudi Female Ambassador Replaces King's Son in US

Saturday, 23 February 2019 08:39 PM

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia has appointed its first woman ambassador to represent the kingdom in the United States, pulling a son of King Salman back to the kingdom to serve as defense minister.

The state-run Saudi Press Agency announced the decisions in a series of royal decrees early Sunday.

Becoming the U.S. ambassador is Princess Reema bint Bandar Al Saud, the daughter of the kingdom's longtime ambassador to Washington who also served as the head of the country's intelligence service.

Current Ambassador Prince Khalid bin Salman Al Saud, a son of King Salman and a former fighter pilot, will return to be defense minister.

His new position comes as U.S.-Saudi relations have deteriorated over the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul in October.

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Saudi Arabia has appointed its first woman ambassador to represent the kingdom in the United States, pulling a son of King Salman back to the kingdom to serve as defense minister.The state-run Saudi Press Agency announced the decisions in a series of royal decrees early...
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