Meet Saudi's Third Female Ambassador

  • Publish date: Thursday، 22 April 2021
Meet Saudi's Third Female Ambassador

Einas Al-Shahwan, has been appointed as Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s ambassador-designate to Sweden, becoming the 3rd female ambassador in the kingdoms history.

Al-Shahwan was among a number of newly appointed ambassadors taking their oath during a virtual meeting with King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Meet Saudi's Third Female Ambassador

The ceremony was also attended by Prince Faisal bin Farhan, Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister.

Meet Saudi's Third Female Ambassador

In 2007, Al-Shahwan joined the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She held several positions at the ministry, the last of which was the advisor to the deputy foreign minister for political affairs.

She is also the first woman to hold a department manager position at the foreign ministry’s political and economic affairs agency.

Princess Reema bint Bandar bin Sultan became the first female ambassador when she was named the Saudi envoy to the US in 2019.

In Oct. 2020, Amal Al-Mouallami was appointed as Saudi ambassador to Norway.

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