Press Shia Agency – The Chinese ambassador to Iraq praised Ayatollah al-Sistani for his major role in maintaining the peace, independence, and sovereignty of Iraq.

Press Shia Agency – Chen Weiqing, the Chinese ambassador to Iraq, praised Iraq’s leading Shi’ah religious authority, Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ali al-Sistani for his major role in maintaining the peace, independence, and sovereignty of Iraq.

 

Prior to his visit, he said that he was impressed by Imam Husayn.

 

After visiting the holy city of Karbala, he said that Karbala represents the spiritual capital for Iraqi people.

 

He also said that Iraq was the first Arab country that established diplomatic relations with China, and there are 23 million Muslims in China, who play a major role in building China.

 

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