26 May 2024
Monday 31 December 2018 - 09:33
Story Code : 332724

Iran to appoint 2 new female ambassadors

Iran to appoint 2 new female ambassadors
IRNA Iranian government is expected to appoint two females as ambassadors to foreign countries.

'Two more female ambassadors will be introduced in the near future,' Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in a meeting with Women Fraction in the Iranian parliament.

Hamideh Zarabadi, the spokesperson for Women Fraction in the Iranian parliament said that during the meeting, Zarif has stressed improvement of role of women in the Foreign Ministry.

Lots of measures have been adopted to prepare the grounds for presence of women in the ministry, she quoted the Iranian foreign minister as saying.

Marzieh Afkham who was the first female spokesperson for the Iranian Foreign Ministry was appointed as ambassador to Malaysia on November 8, 2015.

During the moderate government of President Hassan Rouhani, many women took high-level governmental positions.
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