Princess Reema becomes ambassador as Saudi Arabia is opening up and granting women more freedoms, but also amid heightened tensions with Washington, a key security and economic partner.
The kingdom has just appointed Princess Reema bint Bandar as the country's ambassador in Washington, USA.
The Kingdom cancelled the appointment of Prince Khalid bin Salman Al Saud, a son of King Salman.
Therefore, Princess Reema is set to replace him as the 11th Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to the United States.
In September 2018, the Saudi energy minister, Khalid al-Falih, told the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna that Saudi Arabia was planning to develop at least 16 nuclear plants over the next 25 years to provide 15% of its energy by 2032. In 2014, Forbes included the Princess in the list of the 200 most powerful women in the Arab world.
Princess Reema, who studied in the USA and is known in the kingdom for her philanthropic work, lived in the United States during her father's career of more than 20 years as the Saudi ambassador there.More news: Huawei announces $3,425 foldable display Mate X smartphone
The agreement 'is a clear demonstration of Saudi Aramco's strategy to move from beyond a buyer-seller relationship, to one where we can make significant investments to contribute to China's economic growth and development, ' Aramco CEO Amin Nasser said in the statement.
The princess was vice president of women's affairs at the General Sports Authority (GSA), a position she held since 2016.
Reema Bint Bandar has little experience in diplomacy, but her appointment to Washington is no coincidence.
Instead, members of the entourage of his brother, Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, allegedly assassinated and dismembered Khashoggi inside the diplomatic post.
King Salman was seen off at Sharm el-Sheikh worldwide airport by Egyptian Minister of Antiquities Dr. Khaled El Anany; Osama bin Ahmed Nugali, Saudi Ambassador to Egypt and the Kingdom's permanent representative to the Arab League and senior officials of the Saudi embassy in Egypt. She was also responsible for creating social enterprises, such as Alf Khair, that advance the capital of Saudi women in professional industries.
Also on Friday, 35 cooperation deals, with a total value of more than US$28 billion, were signed at a forum to boost China-Saudi Arabia investment cooperation.