UN Office Demonstrates Azerbaijan's Culture, History And Cuisine Within Novruz Celebration


(MENAFN- AzerNews) An event dedicated to the Novruz holiday was held at the headquarters building of the United Nations in New York with the joint initiative and organization of the permanent missions of 12 countries - Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, India, Tajikistan, Turkey and Turkmenistan and Iran to the UN.

Azernews informs that UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres congratulated the participants at the event. The General Secretary said that Novruz is a celebration of the beginning of the new year, the arrival of spring and the revival of nature, which unites millions of people, generations and nations, and emphasized that Novruz promotes dialogue, good neighborliness and reconciliation in these difficult times. Guterres sent his congratulations to the representatives of all nations celebrating Novruz.

In his speech, President of the 78th session of the UN General Assembly, Dennis Francis, said that the solemn celebration of the Nowruz holiday, which has been held for many years by three hundred million people living in the world, serves to promote the solidarity of peoples.

Then the speeches of the representatives of the permanent missions of 12 countries at the UN were heard.

Tofig Musayev, Deputy Permanent Representative of Azerbaijan to the UN, who spoke at the event, conveyed his sincere congratulations and good wishes to the participants on the occasion of Novruz holiday.

The diplomat said that Azerbaijan is proud to be the initiator and main author of the resolution No. 64/253, which was unanimously adopted by the UN General Assembly on February 23, 2010, recognizing March 21 as "International Novruz Day" and making a great contribution to conveying the importance of holidays to the world community. .

T. Musayev added that today's world, where divisions, mistrust and hatred are rampant, needs the message of peace and renewal more than ever. In his speech, the diplomat emphasized the importance of Novruz holiday, that it plays an important role in strengthening relations between peoples based on the ideals of mutual respect, understanding and peace as a part of cultural heritage, reflects cultural and ancient traditions, contributes to the development of international cooperation and promotes intercultural dialogue: " Although Novruz is celebrated slightly differently in each country, it has unifying features that make it the perfect metaphor for the world as a whole, colorful and multifaceted, bringing together common goals and aspirations."

At the event, a video showing the attributes, customs and traditions of Nowruz holiday in 12 different countries was shown. The images show the rich culture and history of Azerbaijan, the beauties of Baku, Novruz traditions and national dishes. At the event, guests were also presented with a huge khoncha with Novruz attributes. The colorful corner prepared by Azerbaijan in Khoncha was received with interest by the guests.

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