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Saudi Arabia Appoint First Female Director General At The Ministry of Foreign Affairs


Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) just appointed Ahlam Bint Abdulrahman Yankasar as director-general of the General Department of Cultural Affairs at the ministry.

The Saudi trailblazer is writing history as she is the first woman to land this position at the ministry. Yankasar earned a master's degree in international business administration from the University of London and worked in Saudi ministries, climbing up the ladder to this high-ranking role.

According to the Saudi Press Agency, Yankasar was part of the team of the office of the deputy minister of foreign for political and economic affairs and served as an official in charge of the economic and cultural file in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs North America department. She also represented the Kingdom in the London embassy as deputy head of the economic and cultural section.

Yankasar's brilliant career offered her the opportunity to be part of the delegation representing the Kingdom in the 72nd session of the UN general assembly where she delivered a speech during on women empowerment at the UN third committee. We wish Yankazar the best on her new successful leap!

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