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Shafaq News/ Member of the Parliamentary Foreign Relations Committee, Haider Al-Salami, revealed on Wednesday that the selection of Iraqi ambassadors is done equally between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the political parties, expressing his fears of the appointment of non-professional people at the expense of specialists.
Al-Salami told Shafaq News Agency, “The selection of the ambassadors has not yet been decided due to the party quotas that made their nomination shared equally between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the political parties, and the components,” describing this matter as “very far from professional.”
He added, "The Parliamentary Foreign Relations Committee discussed the ambassadors' file, and worked to ensure that half of the list would be professional diplomatic employees in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, given that the total number of candidates is 70 candidates for the position of ambassador, 35 candidates for the ministry, and 35 candidates for political parties and blocs."
Al-Salami pointed out, "The problem we face is that the list of candidates from political parties and blocs may proceed according to party quotas at the expense of professional persons in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs."
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