Inas al-Shahwan, the Kingdom’s third female ambassador, was sworn in as Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Sweden and Iceland on Thursday in front of King Salman bin Abdulaziz and in the presence of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Al-Shahwan thanked King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for their “trust in choosing her as Ambassador to Sweden and Iceland,” according to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).
The agency also said she mentioned the Kingdom’s unparalleled empowerment of women, which has occurred under the wise leadership’s guidance. So far, Saudi women have achieved many successes in various fields, including diplomatic work and international forums.
Al-Shahwan also thanked Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Prince Faisal bin Farhan, for his “interest and keenness in helping and empowering Saudi female diplomats, who have become one of the pillars of the political and diplomatic work structure within and outside the Kingdom.”
Princess Reema bint Bandar, the Kingdom’s first female ambassador, was chosen to represent Saudi Arabia in the United States in February 2019. In October 2020, Saudi Arabia appointed its second female ambassador, Amal Yahya al-Moallimi, as the Kingdom’s ambassador to Norway.