Iranian President congratulates heads of state on Christmas

Tasnim – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani offered his congratulations to his Christian counterparts and heads of state on Christmas and the New Year.

In separate messages to Christian heads of state on Wednesday, Rouhani felicitated the birthday anniversary of Jesus Christ (PBUH) and the beginning of the new Christian year of 2020.

“Establishment of peace and tranquility is the long-awaited aspiration of mankind and the prerequisite for human prosperity,” he said in the message.

“Feeling the need for this vital issue pushes us to move towards promotion of peace and justice as part of human desire to build a better future,” he added.

The president also wished the heads of state health and success and their people welfare and prosperity.

Christmas or Christmas Day is an annual commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ, celebrated generally on December 25 as a religious and cultural holiday by millions of people around the world.