Press Statement

The Iraqi government, with all its official institutions including the Foreign Ministry is following with great interest and concern the conditions of Iraqi students and community residing in the People’s Republic of China following the spread of Coronavirus.
The Prime Minister chaired a meeting of the relevant Ministries and Deputy Ministry’s on Sunday 26/1/2020.
In this regard, the government provided a special Iraqi Airways plane with medical staff to evacuate students and the community residing in Wuhan to Baghdad directly.
Foreign Minister Alhakim has directed the Embassy of the Republic of Iraq to China to form an operations room headed by the Ambassador, and the membership of the cultural attaché which started its duties immediately after its formation, to keep count of the numbers of the Iraqi community in Wuhan, and prepared a note to the office of the Chinese Foreign Ministry in the city where the Iraqi students reside to allow them to leave the city, and the embassy opened hotlines available throughout the day for the Iraqi community, as well as internet groups to ensure direct communication.
Foreign Ministry