COVID-19 vaccines donated by the Chinese government have arrived in Baghdad. The Chinese Sinopharm vaccine is the first vaccine to reach Iraq at a critical time, as the country is facing a surge in coronavirus infections after the spread of a new strain of the virus recently.
Iraqi health officials hailed the friendly Chinese initiative, stressing that it will have a vital role in supporting the efforts of the Iraqi health authorities to combat the pandemic.
China's Ambassador in Baghdad said that China is the first country to donate COVID-19 vaccines to Iraq.
He said in the coming stage, China will continue exerting efforts with Iraq to strengthen the strategic partnership between the two countries. He also said that China is ready to continue providing support to Iraq to combat the pandemic and to facilitate purchasing Chinese vaccines.
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