Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani has sent congratulations messages on Nowruz occasion to counterparts in countries celebrating Nowruz.
In separate congratulatory messages on Saturday morning, Majlis speaker congratulated Nowruz to his counterparts in Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Iraq, Turkey, and Uzbekistan.
Expressing best wishes for the nations which celebrate Nowruz, he underlined that dealing with the regional challenges needs constructive cooperation and interaction among all countries, particularly the neighbors.
Larijani also highlighted the importance of parliamentary talks in reaching sustainable security as well as closer ties, and said “The Islamic Republic of Iran welcomes any regional collaboration, especially with the neighbors, on the basis of reciprocal respect, to supply security, development and all-out economic, political and cultural growth.”
Celebrating Nowruz as the International Day of Happiness, the UN General Assembly named March 21 as the International Day of Nowruz since 2010.
A number of countries share this holiday, including Iran, Afghanistan, Albania, Azerbaijan, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkey and Turkmenistan.
Nowruz starts with the beginning of spring and equinox in Iran, where people hold ceremonies for the onset of the season.