EU delegation pledges continued support for Kurdistan Region on Newroz

 EU delegation pledges continued support for Kurdistan Region on Newroz
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SULAIMANI — A delegation from the European Union to Iraq congratulated the people of the Kurdistan Region on the Newroz celebration and pledged continued support to the Kurdish people and Iraqis.

The EU delegation released a statement on Monday (March 20) saying they send best wishes to all Iraqis celebrating Newroz in the Kurdistan Region and beyond.

“The first day of the new Solar Year and also the first day of the spring season, with the beautiful Nergiz [narcissus flower], symbol of Nawroz, in bloom again in the mountains, is symbolic for new beginnings,” the statement declared.

The delegation also commended the Kurdish people for their efforts in the fight against Islamic State (ISIS) militants and for continuing to build a welcoming and prosperous region.

“The Delegation hopes the next year will be a peaceful and successful one for all Iraqis and pledges its continued support,” the statement added.

The U.S. Consul-General in Erbil, a German lawmaker and Kurdish officials congratulated the Kurdish people on Newroz earlier on Monday.

Newroz, or New Year, represents a time of renewal and celebration for Kurds and other people across the region and around the world.

In the days around March 21, festivals and parties mark the beginning of spring, as well as Kurdish history and the story of Newroz.

(NRT)