[size=36]Foreign Ministry: We did not grant any diplomatic passports outside the legal controls[/size]
Today, Tuesday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed that no diplomatic passports will be granted outside the legal controls.
A statement by the ministry stated, “The special committee to audit requests for diplomatic, service and private passports formed by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Fouad Hussein, headed by Ambassador Safia Talib Al-Suhail, with the membership of both Ambassador Omar Al-Barzanji and Ambassador Abdul Rahman Al-Husseini, and in the presence of the head of the legal department, Ambassador Haider. Al-Barrak, the head of the consular department, Ahmed Amin, and the head of the protocol department, held a meeting with the Union of Iraqi Parliamentarians, headed by Muntasir al-Amara, and his accompanying delegation.
The statement added, "During the meeting, they discussed benefiting from the capabilities and competencies in the Iraqi state ministries, especially former members of Parliament, and benefiting from their experiences in the areas of work development."
He continued, "The two sides discussed the issue of granting diplomatic passports to former members of the House of Representatives, especially after what was circulated by some media and communication sites, and the need for a joint role in showing the true picture of the work of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs," stressing that "the ministry did not grant any passport." outside legal controls.
For his part, the emirate indicated that "the law guaranteed the retired deputy the right to obtain a diplomatic passport even after his retirement, and this is within Parliament Law No. 13 of 2018, and as a result of this law a decision was issued by the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers to grant diplomatic passports to former deputies, and they will be provided The Ministry requests MPs to obtain a passport. Ended 29/N33