Parliamentary Foreign Affairs: reveals the need to appoint 100 ambassadors to Iraq

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Parliamentary Foreign Affairs: reveals the need to appoint 100 ambassadors to Iraq

Haider Al-Salami, a member of the Parliamentary Foreign Relations Committee, reaffirmed on Saturday that Iraq requires one hundred ambassadors to effectively represent the country abroad.

“There are infractions against the Foreign Ministry’s legislation concerning the nomination of ambassadors, which states that the shares of candidates from political parties should not surpass 25%,” Al-Salami stated.

He also stated, “The foreign service law regarding selecting ambassadors stipulates that their selection be 75% from within the ministry.”

He said, “The ambassadors file is still suffering between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the House of Representatives, pointing out that Iraq needs to appoint a new group and a large number of ambassadors,”

And he clarified that “what is happening is that fifty percent of the ambassadors are determined by the political blocs and 50 percent by the ministry.”