Iraqi Foreign Ministry coordinates with the Chinese authorities to evacuate Iraqi students
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that there is coordination with the Chinese side to evacuate Iraqi students from Wuhan city after the outbreak of Coronavirus, while confirming that it has not recorded any infection among the Iraqi classes.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed Al-Sahaf said in a press statement: "The Iraqi community in [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] has not recorded any injuries in its ranks, and we have not received information about that."
He pointed out that "Foreign Minister Muhammad al-Hakim directed the Iraqi embassy in [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] form an emergency response cell and coordinated with the Chinese Foreign Office in Wuhan to find out the numbers of Iraqi students staying and the families that accompany them."
He pointed out that "the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has complete statistics for preparing families and students in Wuhan," stressing that "the numbers at the beginning were more than 150 Iraqi citizens residing in Wuhan where the virus is spreading," adding that the remaining Iraqis do not exceed 63 students with their families.
Al-Sahaf stressed his continuous communication with some Iraqi students to find out their safety and reassurance about their health status, while informing them of the procedures of the Embassy of the Republic of [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] . It can be achieved. "
Al-Sahaf warned that "the ministry directed the cultural attaché at the embassy of the Republic of [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] for the purpose of communicating in order to find out the exact numbers of students," explaining that the foreign minister is continuing to confirm work urgently to provide the possible service.
Al-Sahaf expressed his hope for reaching possible solutions in this period, especially since the Chinese government has contexts and imposed a presence on entering and leaving this city in order to prevent the spread of the disease.
He continued, "The intention to evacuate the Iraqi community is still standing and we are working on this matter with all possibilities, but we need the approval of the Chinese authorities, which set specific paths to respond to the current crisis," stressing that the Iraqi embassy is coordinating urgently and urgently with the Chinese side in preserving the safety of Iraqi students and their families.
Al-Sahaf announced, "The Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued an appeal and contact with the families of the community in [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] and the establishment of an electronic group to communicate with them directly via voice and written messages and to make phone calls with some of them to learn about their conditions and how to deal with the living situation." Outside Wuhan, in coordination with the Chinese authorities. "
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