Rouhani congratulating Nowruz 1397 to heads of 9 regional countries: Nowruz promises peace, friendship

president.ir- President of the Islamic Republic of Iran congratulated the beginning of year 1397 in Solar Hijri calendar and the ancient Nowruz celebration to the heads of state of Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Pakistan, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Armenia, Turkey, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan in separate messages.

In separate messages addressing the heads of 9 countries of the region who celebrate Nowruz, President Hassan Rouhani wrote: “Nowruz, this ancient and mysterious celebration, is a great event full of joy and happiness, rising from rich thinking, civilization and culture of our sophisticated predecessors who have left us such precious heritage. Spring and the Nowruz come with their colour and scent to deliver the message of beauty, refreshing and fresh nature, and promise peace and friendship”.

The president expressed hope that by the coming of spring, the world would be accompanied by unanimity and honesty to all human beings, and in particular the people of the region, eradication of ethnic and religious disputes, and to be peaceful and free of any violence, extremism and war.

Dr Rouhani emphasised: “We governments and politicians can be inspired by this feast of beauty and blessing to bring peace, unity and justice for our nations, and work hard to achieve it”.

At the end of his message addressed to the leaders of Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Pakistan, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Armenia, Turkey, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, the president wished a happy year for the people of these countries.