Warm welcome to excellencies, colleagues, and friends to today’s Nowruz celebration.
First of all, I would like to extend our appreciation and gratitude.
Thanks to Excellencies, Ambassadors:
o H.E. Mr. Nagesh Singh, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Representative of India to ESCAP,
o H.E. Mr. Seyed Reza Nobakhti, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to ESCAP,
o H.E. Mr. Arman Issetov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Representative of Kazakhstan to ESCAP,
o Mr. Fakhriddin Sultanov, Consul-General and Permanent Representative Uzbekistan to ESCAP,
It's been 4 years since we celebrated in person last time in March 2019.
Nowruz is one of the international days, UN recognizes international day supported by General Assembly (GA) resolution in 2010.
Let us all embrace the spirit of the Nowruz celebration. Nowruz signifies a time of spiritual renewal and physical rejuvenation, as well as a spirit of gratitude for blessings and an outlook of hope and optimism for our cooperation and friendship, especially in advancing sustainable development in our region, Asia and the Pacific.
And finally, let us enjoy the cultural performance and the dishes that have been kindly provided by the embassies of India, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan.