Iran’s President Congratulates Regional States on Nowruz

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday sent separate congratulatory messages to the heads of nine regional countries on the occasion of Nowruz, stressing the need for stronger bonds of friendship in light of the commonalities.

Iran’s President Congratulates Regional States on Nowruz

On Saturday morning and after beginning of the new Iranian year concurrent with the ancient festivities of Nowruz, President Rouhani felicitated Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Pakistan, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Turkey on the ancient and globally renowned event.

In his congratulatory message, Rouhani hailed Nowruz as an “ancient heritage” that Iran and the regional states share in their civilization and cultures.

Describing the bonds and commonalities between Iran and the regional countries as an honor, President Rouhani emphasized the need for strengthening of of friendly ties to shape a bright future with cooperation and friendship.

In 2010, the UN General Assembly established March 21 as the International Day of Nowruz. The UN also celebrates the International Day of Happiness.

The international Nowruz Day was proclaimed at the initiative of several countries that share this holiday, including Iran, Afghanistan, Albania, Azerbaijan, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkey and Turkmenistan.

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