On August 18, 2020, Ambassador Ahmad Berwari met with Mr. Chen Xiaodong, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of PR of China in Beijing, to bid farewell due to completion his tenure as ambassador of Iraq to China. Chen Xiaodong spoke positively of Ambassador Berwari’s efforts in promoting China-Iraq relations during his tenure. Chen Xiaodong said, recent years have witnessed substantial development of China-Iraq relations and fruitful achievements in cooperation in various areas. Both sides have further deepened the traditional friendship between our two countries in the joint fight against the COVID-19. China is willing to work with Iraq to continue to fight the epidemic, and deepen cooperation in the joint construction of the Belt and Road Initiative to constantly push China-Iraq strategic partnership to new highs. Ambassador Ahmad Berwari thanked the Chinese side for offering support and convenience during his tenure, spoke highly of Iraq-China relations and bilateral practical cooperation in various areas, and thanked China for actively supporting Iraq in combating the epidemic. He said, the Iraqi side attaches high importance to its relations with China, and is willing to, together with the Chinese side, push bilateral relations for greater development.