Nowruz a chance to foster dialogue, mutual respect: Guterres

TEHRAN, Mar. 21 (MNA) – UN Secretary-General António Guterres issued a message on the occasion of Nowruz, noting that this is a chance to reaffirm commitment to peace and dialogue.

In a message posted in the official website of the United Nations, Guterres writes, “for more than 300 million people across the world, Nowruz is about new beginnings: the arrival of a new year; the first day of spring; the renewal of nature.”

“For all of us, it is a chance to reaffirm our commitment to peace, human rights and human dignity; to fostering dialogue and mutual respect; to protecting the planet and building a future that leaves no one behind.”

He also adds that “the International Day of Nowruz is celebrated in a spirit of friendship, reconciliation and harmony. I offer best wishes to all who are marking this observance. May the Nowruz holiday serve as an inspiration to us all.”

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