“The government and people of China lead the way in suppressing coronavirus& generously aiding countries across the world,” Seyyed Abbas Mousavi said in tweet on Saturday.
“The Chinese bravery, dedication & professionalism in COVID-19 containment deserve acknowledgment,” he said, adding that Iran has “always been thankful to China in these trying times”.
As of Saturday, confirmed cases of COVID-19 have topped 1.2 million cases across the world.
China, where the outbreak began last year, however, reported only 30 new infections on Saturday as infections surgedin the United States and Europe.
Taking a break from what is appears to be the peak of the outbreak, China has sought to assist countries grappling with the pandemic by providing medical aid and supplies.
Iran, which sent several aid shipments to China during the height of the coronavirus outbreak in the country, was sent its ninth aid shipment from China on Sunday.