It’s my understanding, albeit limited, that the cultures of Saudia Arabia and others in the area are fairly paternalistic. They may be used to operating in places with diffirent views, but that idea would still be there, however hidden. Given this, would sending a male rep be a “better” choice instead of Condi, as far as this cultural bias?
And no, I’m not being sexist. Just wondering if this affects their interaction with her, even subliminally? If I’m full of crap, feel free to say so.