TEHRAN, Mar. 17 (Press Shia Agency) – In a message of congratulations, President Rustam Minnikhanov of Tatarstan offered greetings to the people, president, and officials of Iran on the occasion of the new Iranian year.

“The most sincere greeting messages of mine and people of Tatarstan are presented to you,” reads the opening of the message sent by Tatar President Rustam Minnikhanov to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. The President of Tatarstan congratulated his Iranian counterpart over the occassion of the Iranian New Year which started on March 21.

“We hope that Auspicious Nowrouz and spring bring an abundance of happiness, warmth, inspiration, and serenity with themselves and strengthen understanding and solidarity among people,” reads the message.

He closed his letter of congratulations with wishing health, prosperity, peace, and success for the Iranian president, people and officials.

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