Paris, France (Yaser Ilyas): The Spring Festival of Nowruz was celebrated at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, yesterday.
The UNESCO delegations of Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, India, Iraq, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Turkey and Uzbekistan were the main organizers of the event which was held to contribute to the cultural diversity and friendship among peoples and different communities. Pakistan as one of the host countries was represented by Mr Moin ul Haque Ambassador of Pakistan to France and Pakistan’s Permanent Delegate to UNESCO.
During the festival, the guests were entertained with cultural performances and traditional cuisine of participating countries. The festival of Nowruz was inscribed on the UNESCO List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2016.