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China Provides Helpful Donation to Iraq to Fight COVID-19

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China has helped the Iraqi government confront and handle the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as improve the livelihood of the Iraqi people by delivering a donation to Iran. 

Chinese Ambassador to Iraq Zhang Tao and Iraqi Interior Ministry’s Senior Deputy Minister Hussein al-Awadi signed the handover of the Chinese donation in the presence of representatives from foreign and finance ministries. The donation includes 56 ambulances with their spare parts, 266 generations, and motorcycles, computers, laptops, printers, etc.


Zhang told Xinhua, “We hope that ambulances will help the Iraqi people in confronting the COVID-19 pandemic and that the generators will contribute to improving the lives of the Iraqi people.” Zhang continued, “For China, the year 2021 has special significance, as it marks the centenary of the founding of the Communist Party of China, and China will assume the task of building a prosperous society and will enter a new phase of building a modern socialist country.” He also stated, “As for Iraq, this year is also important, as it will witness early elections, and we will continue friendly and good cooperation between the two countries and will make joint efforts to achieve the benefit of the two countries in a way that serves the interest of the peoples and the two countries.”


Gratitude and appreciation were expressed by al-Awadi for this donation made by the Chinese government. He stated, “We appreciate the support of the Chinese government to the Iraqi government for this donation, part of which is a humanitarian aid, and it is also a logistical support provided by the Chinese government because Iraq suffers from some shortages.”

China has been helping Iraq fight the coronavirus pandemic. From March 7 to April 6 in 2020, a Chinese team of seven medical experts spent 50 days in Iraq to help contain the disease. They helped build a PCR lab and install an advanced CT scanner in Baghdad during this time. China has also sent three batches of medical aid to Iraq.





Source: China Daily

http://global.chinadaily.com.cn/a/202101/22/WS600a31afa31024ad0baa4613.html


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