Excellencies, dear friends,
Thank you for bringing us together.
I am happy to join you and wish all of you a happy International Day of Nowruz.
Today, we mark a new year, a new beginning.
Nowruz unites us all.
It transcends national borders, religious divides and other differences.
It marks the richness of our diversity and reminds us all we have in common.
It fosters trust, friendship and good neighbourliness.
Its values powerfully resonate with those that we promote together at the United Nations every day and everywhere.