PARIS: The spring festival of Nowruz was celebrated at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) headquarters in Paris.
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 people of different communities.
Pakistan, as one of the host countries, was represented by Pakistani Ambassador to France and Pakistan’s Permanent Delegate to UNESCO, Moin-ul-Haque.
The guests present at the occasion were entertained with cultural performances and traditional cuisine of the participating countries. The festival of Nowruz was inscribed on the UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2016.