Thursday, March 27, 2014

Iran: Regional countries in dire need of Nowruz culture - Rouhani

Source: IRNA

Tehran, March 27, IRNA - President Hassan Rouhani said here on Thursday morning that at present, regional countries are in dire need of Nowrouz culture, which means reconciliation, peace, cooperation and friendship.

President Rouhani made the remark in Mehrabad international airport prior to his departure to Kabul Thursday morning to attend Nowrouz festival in the Afghan capital.

President Rouhani underlined that Nowrouz has changed into an active culture and is no longer an ancient tradition.

The region is suffering from extremism, terrorism and conflicts, he said, underling that such meetings and settlement of problems are beneficial for the entire region.

President Rouhani is accompanied by Foreign Minister Miohammad-Javad Zarif, Vice-President Masoud Soltani-Far and his cultural advisor Hessameddin Ashena in his visit to Afghanistan.

Many presidents, foreign ministers, senior officials and dignitaries from around the world attend the Nowrouz festival in Kabul.