the Princess Rima bint Bandar Al Saud, the daughter of a former U.S. ambassador, is a leading advocate for women's rights in saudi Arabia. She has previously worked at the country's idrottsmyndighet and campaigned to allow women to practice sports.
the journalist Jamal Khashoggi of the saudi consulate in Istanbul in the last year, the relationship between saudi Arabia and the U.S. have been strained.
saudi Arabia, has – after several times to have changed their official version – conceded that Khashoggi was killed at the visit, but claims that the murder was not planned from above.
" the Appointment of a new envoy is an attempt by Riyadh to restore the relationship with Washington and drag a line across the Khashoggi-the deal, however unlikely it is, at least with congress, says Kristian Ulrichsen from the think-tank Baker Institute at Riceuniversitetet in the USA, to AFP.
The former ambassador in the united states, the crown prince Mohammed bin Salmans younger brother Khalid bin Salman, has been appointed vice minister of defense.