BAGHDAD, Foreign Minister Mohammad Ali al-Hakim started his duties this morning.
"Foreign Minister Mohammed Ali al-Hakim started his duties today," the foreign ministry spokesman said in a statement.
The House of Representatives voted late at night yesterday to give confidence to Mohammad Ali al-Hakim as foreign minister. "
Hakim, born in Najaf in 1952, and worked as deputy secretary-general of the Iraqi Governing Council and ambassador to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs before becoming communications minister in the interim government.
Mohammed Ali Al-Hakim was the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Iraq to the United Nations in New York. "
The last post of Ambassador Mohammed Ali Al-Hakim is Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Executive Director of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA).
Source: National Iraqi News Agency