Iran's President Ebrahim Raeisi has wished for further expansion of relations between Tehran and Beijing in a message issued on the occasion of the Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival.
Raeisi’s message was issued through a late Sunday post on X social media platform.
“I sincerely congratulate the People's Republic of China on the occasion of the New Year and Lunar New Year and wish Iran and China, as two ancient civilizations, would be full of vitality in the New Year at all levels, especially for the development of bilateral relations.”
衷心祝贺中华人民共和国新春佳节和农历新年到来之际，祝愿伊朗和中国两个文明古国在新的一年里在各个层面特别是两国关系的发展中充满新活力。希望在新春到来之际，世界将为所有人，特别是为受压迫的巴勒斯坦民族充满正义。— سید ابراهیم رئیسی (@raisi_com) February 11, 2024
The Iranian president also hoped that “with the advent of the New Year, the world would be filled with justice for all people, especially for the oppressed Palestinian nation.”
The Spring Festival marks the beginning of Chinese New Year, which is also known as Lunar New Year. It marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring. The first day of Chinese New Year begins on the new moon that appears between January 21 and February 20.
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