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Saudi Arabia appoints second female ambassador

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has appointed Amal Yahya Al-Moallimi as the ambassador to Norway making her the country’s second female ambassador.

Princess Reema bint Bandar has been appointed ambassador to the United States. She is performing her official duties. According to the Saudi news agency, Al-Moallimi took the oath of office in an online ceremony this week, along with several others before King Salman and in the presence of Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman.

She started her career over 20 years ago in the fields of education, training, and social development. Al-Moallimi worked as a teacher for five years and as a mentor for eight. She also worked for one year in the Educational Training Department at the Ministry of Education.

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Amal al-Mouallimi, the ambassador for Norway, is the sister of Saudi Ambassador to the United Nations Abdullah Yahya al-Mouallimi and the daughter of a well-known writer and assistant director of public order in Saudi Arabia.