FaceOf: Princess Reem bint Mansour Al-Saud, member of Saudi Arabia’s delegation to the UN

Princess Reem bint Mansour Al-Saud was named a UN goodwill ambassador in August 2015.
Updated 13 October 2018
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FaceOf: Princess Reem bint Mansour Al-Saud, member of Saudi Arabia’s delegation to the UN

Princess Reem bint Mansour Al-Saud is a member of the Kingdom’s permanent delegation to the UN in New York. She was named a UN goodwill ambassador in August 2015, and is the first Saudi princess to receive the honor. 

During a recent UN session, she affirmed that the Kingdom is experiencing a rapidly growing urbanization due to demographic, social and economic growth in the country that resulted in an increase in the number of cities to reach 285.

Princess Reem explained that the Kingdom has successfully coped with the urban challenges resulting from the rapid urban growth and built its strategy in line with its Vision 2030 for sustainable development.

She pointed out the Kingdom’s cooperation with the UN’s program on human settlements in the implementation of a set of programs at domestic level to support the new urban plan, the most important of which is the future program of Saudi cities, which aims to provide a better urban environment in 17 Saudi cities according to the standards of welfare and prosperity of cities.

Princess Reem holds a master's degree in social policy and a Ph.D. in Middle Eastern studies both from Oxford University. 

She is a postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government to work on enhancing Saudi labor policies, especially those concerned with women.

Earlier, Princess Reem said the UN title would enable her to contribute more to the world’s social and humanitarian issues.


Saudi Arabia's crown prince receives China’s defense minister

Updated 26 March 2019
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Saudi Arabia's crown prince receives China’s defense minister

  • Discussed relations, particularly in military and defense fields
  • Also spoke about developments in the Middle East

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received China's defense minister General Wei Fenghe on Tuesday at his office in Riyadh's Al-Maathar district

During the meeting, the two discussed relations between their nations, particularly in the fields of defense and development opportunities between the two.

They also discussed the latest developments in the Middle East region and the efforts by both coutnries made exerted toward them.

More to follow.