Tehran, March 19, IRNA – President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday congratulated advent of Norouz (New Year) to the head of states and governments of nine countries in which the arrival of spring is celebrated on March 20.
‘The message of Norouz is peace, co-existence, and empathy… Norouz is the festive occasion of moderation and our shared history’s most ancient dynamic tradition,’ read the message to the leader of Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Pakistan, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Armenia, Turkey, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan.
‘The Norouz festivity is the symbol of reconciliation with nature… which our nations deeply need it and its resulting culture,’ he said.
Referring to the historical nuclear agreement between Iran and 5+1 countries and removal of sanctions, the Iranian president said that the deal has provided the hope of establishing better and wider ties among the Norouz zone neighbors.
‘In addition to friendship and reconciliation, our countries can create new conditions for peaceful cooperation,’ Rouhani said.