TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani offered his congratulations to the Romanian people and government over the central European country’s national day.

In a message to his Romanian counterpart Klaus Iohannis, President Rouhani felicitated the Romanian nation on the Great Union Day and expressed the hope that the two countries would witness an expansion of bilateral relations and also use all capacities to develop their cooperation at the international scene.

He also wished good health and success for the Romanian president and glory and prosperity for the European country’s people and government.

Great Union Day, occurring on December 1, is the national holiday of Romania. It commemorates the assembly of the delegates of ethnic Romanians held in Alba Iulia, which declared the Union of Transylvania with Romania.

This holiday was set after the Romanian Revolution. It marks the unification of Transylvania and the provinces of Bessarabia and Bukovina with the Romanian Kingdom in 1918.