Ambassador Haidari Speaks at Colombo Nowruz Reception and Invites Taliban to Peace

Ambassador Haidari Speaks at Colombo Nowruz Reception and Invites Taliban to Peace

Colombo: - Ambassador M. Ashraf Haidari delivered remarks at an event, celebrating Nowruz in Colombo, on March 29, 2019. Alongside the Ambassador of Iran, he discussed the essence of Nowruz and its relevance to international relations today.

A celebration of new beginnings and renewal of nature, he said: "Nowruz foremost advances humanism and humanitarianism, which underpin the core tenets and teachings of all salvation religions—including Islam, Christianity, and Judaism—as well as such philosophies as Buddhism and Hinduism.”

Ambassador Haidari discussed how Nowruz is celebrated in Afghanistan and that this year President Ashraf Ghani addressed 1,000s of pilgrims and visitors from across Afghanistan in Mazar-e-Sharif, calling for an end to the imposed war and inviting the Taliban to peace, which sums up Nowruz.

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