Heads of govts, int’l agencies send New Year’s greetings to China

BEIJING: World leaders, officials and heads of international agencies have been sending New Year’s greetings to the Chinese people as China celebrates the Year of the Rabbit, which runs from January 22, 2023, to February 9, 2024, according to the Chinese Zodiac.
Managing Director of International Monetary Fund Kristalina Georgiev extended her warmest greetings to everyone who celebrates the Year of the Rabbit, saying the rabbit embodies calm, peace and prosperity and that she hopes the good implications of the rabbit will “translate into the world community together to address our common challenges and put us on the part to prosperity for all. “
World Trade Organization Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala wished China and all Chinese people “a very happy New Year of the Rabbit.”
Maimunah Mohd Sharif, the executive director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), extended her New Year’s greetings to Chinese people, saying last year had witnessed UN-Habitat’s cooperation with China and that Shanghai hosted the 2022 World Cities Day Global Home Event, which has yielded fruitful results.
“In the Year of the Rabbit, I, representing UN-Habitat, extend my warmest greetings to the Chinese people and my friends, wishing the Year of the Rabbit auspiciousness, health and happiness,” Sharif said.
Aside from heads of international organizations, world leaders and officials also extended their greetings to China and Chinese people for the Year of the Rabbit.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau extended his New Year’s greetings to the Chinese people, wishing them good health, happiness, joy and peace in the Year of the Rabbit.
Costa Rican President Rodrigo Chaves Robles also sent Chinese New Year greetings and wished the people of China and the world all the best in the new year.
Moldovan Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilița wished the Chinese people happiness and health in the Year of the Rabbit.
–The Daily Mail-CGTN
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