Dr. Yusra bint Hussain Al-Jazairy was recently appointed Saudi Arabia’s acting cultural attache in Morocco.
Saudi Education Minister Dr. Hamad bin Mohammed Al-Asheikh issued a decision to appoint the Kingdom’s first female cultural attaches on Sunday.
Other appointments include Dr. Amal bint Jameel Fatani as cultural attache in the UK, and Fahda bint Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh as cultural attache in Ireland.
The three women are all educators, and their appointments are part of a move to promote the Kingdom’s educational and cultural presence internationally.
Al-Jazairy received her master’s degree in dental materials in 1996 from the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg.
She also attained her fellowship certificate in esthetic dentistry in 1996 from the Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston.
Al-Jazairy is a lecturer and researcher in the field of dentistry. She strives to boost the quality of dental patient care at Sanaya Dental Clinic, Riyadh, and she envisions promoting the Kingdom’s dental and oral health.
Through her seminars and continuing education, she has served as a mentor and role model for many leading dentists.
Al-Jazairy praised the support of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for Saudi women after her new appointment.
She said: “This assignment reflects the level of confidence that Saudi women have reached, and it translates the aspirations of our leadership in empowering women, and to enhance the successes achieved by Saudi women in many sectors in the service of the homeland.”