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Saudi Arabia's ambassador Princess Reema meets Trump, presents credentials


Ambassador Princess Reema (right) meets US President Donald Trump at the White House on Monday.

Agha Riaz, Staff Reporter

Saudi Arabia's new ambassador to the US, Princess Reema Bint Bandar, has met President Donald Trump and presented her credentials as the Kingdom's top diplomat in Washington.

The new ambassador also announced her meeting with the US president in a tweet.

"HRH Ambassador @rbalsaud met with @POTUS Donald J. Trump at the White House today to present her credentials as the new Ambassador of the Kingdom of #SaudiArabia to the United States," the Saudi Embassy in Washington said early on Tuesday.

"HRH stated that 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 said.

“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,” she said.

Princess Reema assumed her new office on July 4, more than two months after she was appointed to the key post, replacing Prince Khaled Bin Salman, who is now the Kingdom’s deputy defence minister.

She was nominated to the post on February 23 and took her oath before King Salman in Riyadh in April, becoming Saudi Arabia's first female ambassador and the 11th Saudi diplomatic representative to Washington.

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