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Shafaq News/ Member of the Parliamentary Foreign Relations Committee, Haider Al-Salami, revealed on Sunday the reasons for the delay in resolving the file of Iraqi ambassadors to countries of the world, within the House of Representatives, attributing this to the intervention of political parties and the nomination of ambassadors affiliated with them.
Committee member Haider Al-Salami said, in a statement to Shafaq News Agency, “The ambassadors file is a political dilemma and cannot be resolved because of the political parties and party quotas, which delayed the resolution of this file within the House of Representatives.”
Al-Salami added, “There is a list of ambassadors that includes 70 candidates for the position of ambassador, including 35 for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and 35 others nominated by political parties and blocs, and it has not been decided yet,” pointing out that “party quotas caused a delay in resolving the ambassadors’ file and voting on the list of candidates within the House of Representatives.”
He stated that "the Parliamentary Foreign Relations Committee tried to resolve the ambassadors' file and pass half of the list that includes the candidates for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and that we believe that they are competent and professional and who were nominated in an administrative hierarchy, but the political parties refused to do so."
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