Published: Tue, February 26, 2019
Worldwide | By Angelina Lucas

Chinese president meets Saudi crown prince

Chinese president meets Saudi crown prince

Undoubtedly, her appointment to this important post is a great boost for women in Saudi Arabia.

"The Ambassador was the Princess Rima bint Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdul Aziz al Saud".

Princess Rima faces hostile United States lawmakers who have threatened tough action against Saudi Arabia over the brutal killing amid claims that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman - the kingdom's de-facto ruler - was personally responsible.

"In the eyes of many critics in the United States, the brother of the crown prince became implicated, rightly or wrongly", which has undermined his ability to effectively represent Saudi Arabia, Gerges said.

Aside from her qualifications, HRH's father was an ambassador to the States for 22 years, before Prince Khaled bin Salman was appointed, so she is no stranger to the diplomatic discourse that surrounded her upbringing.

The divorced mother-of-two is known for her philanthropic work in Saudi and has pushed for women to be included in sports and education.

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The project - worth more than ten billion dollars - and its other investments could also help Saudi Arabia regain its place as the top oil exporter to China.

The crown prince told Mr Xi that Saudi Arabia supported China's rights to protect its own security and take counter-terror and deradicalisation steps, and was willing to increase cooperation. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at George Washington University.

Last month, Saudi teenager Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun tried to escape from the country en route from Kuwait to Australia, insisting she was abused and oppressed by her family.

She is member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Women in Sports Commission and of the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee.

She has spoken about the inclusion of women in the Saudi workforce, describing reforms as "evolution, not Westernization", and about the Kingdom's efforts to tackle bigger issues than women being allowed to drive or attend football games, calling them "quick wins".

Trump has said he wants Washington to stand by the crown prince, despite a Central Intelligence Agency assessment that he likely ordered Khashoggi's killing - which the Saudis deny.

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