Saudi Arabia Appoints Princess Ambassador to US

Prince Mohammed bin Salman made the comments while visiting Beijing to sign trade deals

Saudi Arabia has taken a historical step that will have a far-reaching effect in Saudi Arabia as well as the world.

Saudi Arabia is still dependent on the United States for security. McFarland was later forced to withdraw her nomination as US Ambassador to Singapore due to concerns around inconsistencies in her answers related to links between Trump associates and Russian officials, in particular about discussions between Flynn and Russia's ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

Princess Rima bint Bandar received higher education in the United States.

There has been an global outcry mainly from the European Union and U.S. over the killing of Kashoggi during last October allegedly inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

Reema replaces Prince Khalid bin Salman, a son of the Saudi king who will now serve as the country's deputy defense minister, The Washington Post reported Sunday.

The daughter of the kingdom's former ambassador to Washington, Bandar bin Sultan Al Saud, will be tasked with improving relations between the two countries which have deteriorated since the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday as Saudi oil company Aramco signed a pact to develop a Dollars 10 billion refining and petrochemical complex in China as 35 other economic deals worth USD 28 billion were inked by the two countries. Nonetheless, the process of empowering women in the Kingdom is carried out according to strict criteria and positions are reserved to those who deserve them, as in the rest of the government employments.

"Prince Mohammed has struggled to delegate authority within this file which has rendered some efforts -- chiefly military reform - stagnant, and Prince Khalid's appointment may be an attempt to reinvigorate these initiatives". No leader mentioned Khashoggi.

Aramco also signed an agreement to buy a 9 per cent stake in Zhejiang Petrochemical, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said.

Belt and Road is China's trillion-dollar worldwide infrastructure/colonialism plan, while Saudi Vision 2030 is a plan for diversifying the Saudi economy away from its dependence on oil, formulated under MBS' leadership before he became crown prince.

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