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Consulate General Erbil and Embassy Baghdad’s Statements on Newroz
March 28, 2021

Fire lighting ceremony/celebration.
U.S. Consulate General Erbil’s Deputy Principal Officer Katie Kiser stated on the occasion of Newroz: Am Katetan Bash. I am delighted to be here with my Kurdish friends and colleagues to wish all of the people of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region a joyous Newroz! Newroz is an ancient tradition that brings people of many ethnicities together to celebrate the beginning of the new year. It is a time for reflection and renewal. I think we can all agree that we have overcome a lot together this year! So let this new year bring peace, prosperity and good health. Newroztan Piroz Bet! Ambassador’s Tueller statement on the occasion: I offer my warmest greetings on the occasion of Newroz to the people of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region and to all Iraqis celebrating it. As we mark the first day of spring, the United States reaffirms its partnership with Iraq and the Iraqi people. Looking forward to the coming year, we remain committed to helping the Iraqi people as they continue to build an Iraq that is secure, stable, and prosperous.