Abbas sends Nowruz greetings to the Iranian people
Published Friday 21/03/2014 (updated) 22/03/2014 14:40
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas congratulated the Iranian people on the occasion of the Nowruz holiday on Friday, wishing them continued prosperity and progress.
Abbas expressed hope that the occasion would be an opportunity to strengthen the bonds of brotherhood and cooperation among all countries of the region, in order to serve the interests and stability of all peoples.
Nowruz marks the first day of spring and the beginning of the Iranian calendar year, which is based on an ancient Zoroastrian calendar correlated to the seasons.
It is primarily celebrated in Iran, Afghanistan, Kurdish regions, and across Central Asia and the Caucasus.