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Saudi Arabia Has Appointed First Its Spokeswoman

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Fatimah Baeshen has been appointed as the first female spokesperson for the Saudi Embassy in Washington DC, Alarabiya has reported.

Annoucing her new posting on Wednesday morning via Twitter, she wrote: “Proud to serve the @SaudiEmbassyUSA as the spokeswoman. I’m grateful for the opportunity, the support, and well wishes #KSA.”

Before her latest appointment, Baeshan was a director at the Washington based think tank Arabia Foundation. She joined the Arabia Foundation after having worked with the Saudi Ministry of Labor and the Saudi Ministry of Economy and Planning in Riyadh between 2014 and 2017.

Her focus areas included the labor market, private sector development, and women’s economic empowerment. She also worked as a consultant in socio-economic strategy for the World Bank, the Islamic Development Bank and the Emirates Foundation for Youth Development.

She earned her master’s degree with a focus on Islamic finance from the University of Chicago, and her Bachelor of Arts in sociology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst

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