Saudi Ambassador to US Submits Credentials to Trump
US President Donald Trump received at the White House on Monday Saudi Ambassador to Washington Princess Reema bint Bandar bin Sultan, who submitted her credentials as envoy of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz.
She relayed to Trump the greetings of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense.
She described as “historic” and “strategic” relations between Saudi Arabia and the United States, saying they are based on close cooperation and joint interests.
She stressed that she was keen on exerting all efforts to bolster this cooperation on all levels.
Speaking to the Saudi Press Agency, the ambassador hoped that the strategic Saudi-American ties would serve interests between the two countries and overcome common regional and international challenges.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday congratulated Princess Reema on being the first woman to be appointed ambassador of Saudi Arabia.
“I look forward to working with you in your new role as Ambassador to the US, as we build upon the strong, US-Saudi partnership and tackle shared challenges,” he tweeted.
The ambassador responded: “Saudi-US relations are a cornerstone of global stability, and I look forward to working with you on overcoming mutual challenges and strengthening our historical partnership for the benefit of both our nations.”