Ambassador’s Commendation to Mr. Sardar Al-Bebany

  1. On the 21st August 2022, Mr. SUZUKI Kotaro, Ambassador of Japan to Iraq, presented the Ambassador’s Commendation to Mr. Sardar Al-Bebany, President of Toyota Iraq /CEO of Sardar Group for his outstanding contributions to enhancing mutual understanding and friendship between Japan and Iraq as well as economic development of Iraq.
  2. Mr.Sardar has a strong vision of the future of Iraq. He has introduced Japanese business philosophy and practices that he learnt through his experiences working closely with Japanese companies, and he has dedicated to the development of human resources and the improvement of business standards among Iraqis. He has also been one of most trusted business partners for Japanese companies in Iraq. Ambassador SUZUKI said, “I am not awarding him because of his successful business dealing Japanese products, but because of his additional efforts and achievements over years for the benefit of people of Kurdistan and Iraq, making bridges between Japan and Iraq.”
  3. Ambassador SUZUKI also mentioned Mr.Sardar’s contribution to promote bilateral friendship through his social activity, Sakura (cherry blossom tree) planting. Sakura is one of Japan’s most popular and symbolic trees. Mr.Sardar has planted more than 1,200 Sakura trees in many regions in Iraq that provide opportunity for many Iraqi people to think of Japan.