Foreign Minister of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif congratulated the people and government of China on the arrival of Chinese New Year or Spring Festival that begins on Friday (February 12).
Speaking in a video message posted on his Twitter account on Thursday, Zarif congratulated the people and government of China for their achievements on dealing with the deadly coronavirus.
"Now as we enter a new Chinese year, I want to congratulate the government and people of China for their impressive success in dealing with the virus and for their impressive achievements in producing vaccines for the virus now certified by health authorities," Zarif said.
He added, “Last year we saw very clear and heartwarming indications of the friendship of the people of Iran and China during difficult days of the pandemic. I’m confident that as we enter the 50th year of our cooperation between Iran and China this strong feeling of affinity between the Iranian and Chinese people will further help us extend and expand our bilateral relations.”
The Iranian foreign minister concluded his message by wishing the Chinese people a “very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year and congratulate you on the Spring Festival.”