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Saudi Arabia names first woman envoy to Washington

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Princess Rima bint Bandar

Saudi Arabia has replaced its ambassador to the United States, a royal decree announced Saturday.

Princess Rima bint Bandar was appointed the kingdom's first woman envoy to Washington, replacing Prince Khalid bin Salman, who was named vice defense minister.

Prince Khalid is the younger brother of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who serves as the defense minister.

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