[size=36]Unveiling new mechanisms for appointing Iraqi ambassadors[/size]
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Ministry of Foreign Affairs revealed, on Tuesday, new mechanisms for appointing ambassadors for the first time.
The ministry’s spokesperson, Ahmed Al-Sahaf, said, “The tasks assigned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the government program for Adel Abdul Mahdi’s government 2018-2022 stipulate that Iraq restores its position and role in various countries, particularly the neighboring countries, then its strategic depth in the Arab world as well as at the European level and at the level of partners And friends, "noting that" this requires an efficient diplomatic representation to exchange messages, convictions and sermons. "
He stressed that "there are unremitting efforts in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for more than a year to re-arrange the capacity-building of the ministry's cadres, especially in diplomatic missions and embassies, where they have taken careful measures relating to the selection of Iraqi ambassadors abroad."
He explained that "the ministry has set strict controls and conditions for nomination to embassies and diplomatic missions for more than 7 months," noting that "these controls include allowing those who are the level of adviser or the level of minister delegated to the ministry to nominate to the rank of ambassador, and more than 150 applicants were received, and that these applicants Some of them are at the center of the ministry, and some are at the center of missions and embassies. "
Al-Sahaf pointed out that "an internal committee formed under the chairmanship of the minister and with the membership of retired ambassadors and university professors specializing in political relations, and these numbers were interviewed and this committee was careful and dedicated and works until after work time," stressing that "the duration of the least interview is 40 minutes and the most interview period of time was 1 hour and 20 minutes. "
He added that "ambassadors were chosen technocrats and they have high capabilities in Iraqi embassies, and this did not happen in the history of the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in order to improve the cadres of the ministry and its leadership at the level of representation of Iraq abroad," noting that "the ministry during the past year took upon itself to implement real and realistic steps And sincere to improve its performance. ”Ended 29 / A 43