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Spring Festival: A World Celebration

2014-04-18 10:23:06



“I send my best wishes to all of you and your loved ones as we celebrate the year of the Horse, and I wish you health, happiness and success in the coming year. The United Nations is honored to work closely with the Chinese people across our shared agenda of peace, development and human rights. I thank you for your commitment and contribution. Ma Dao Cheng Gong(wish you speedy success in the year of Horse in Chinese).”

Un Secret-General Ban Ki-moon

“Michelle and I want to send our best wishes to everyone celebrating the Lunar New Year...I wish you and your loved ones peace, prosperity, and good health.”

President of The United States Barack Obama

“On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I am delighted to extend best wishes to the many people around the world who celebrate the arrival of the Lunar New Year.”

The U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry

“The coordination of Moscow and Beijing’s efforts in the international affairs has been enhanced and the joint project the year of youth exchanges-will definitely be successful. My congratulations for the coming Chinese New Year.”

President of Russia Vladimir Putin

“In the years to come, I hope the two countries can continue working closely together for the win-win results and mutual benefit of all their people. I wish all the Chinese people a Happy New Year and every possible success in the next 12 months. Xin nian kuai le(Happy New Year in Chinese).”

Prime Minister of the UK David Cameron

 “The Horse is an auspicious symbol in China, heralding a year that looks forward to action, speed achievement and the realizing of goals. The relations between South Africa and China have grown from strength to strength, and growing energy is its hallmarks. Indeed, the symbol of the Horse captures the energy of South Africa and Chinese relations.”

South African President Jacob Zuma

“The Chinese New Year is a time to gather with family and friends to reflect on the blessings of the past year, and to look forward to the year ahead with hope and determination. I Wish those who celebrated Chinese New Year around the world, including all Chinese –Canadians in Canada a happy, healthy and prosperous Year of the House.”

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper

“I send my New Year wishes to the Chinese community in France.”

French President Francois Hollande

“On the special moment of the coming of Year of the Horse, I would like to extend my sincere New Year wishes to all the Chinese people in China and all over the world, and to every member of the Chinese community in Brazil. I look forward to seeing stronger ties between China and Brazil in economic, political and cultural fields, and more deepened friendship between our peoples in the new year.”

President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff

“The Year of the Snake witnessed the good friendship between China and Denmark. As horse is the symbol of energy and wisdom in China, I believe that the cooperation between the two countries will become ever more intensified in the Year of the Horse.”

Danish Prime Minister Toning Schmidt

“I wish all the Chinese People, the Portuguese community in Macao and the Chinese community in Portugal good luck and prosperity. The Chinese New Year embodied the vitality and charm of the Chinese culture, and the wide celebration of this occasion symbolized that the Chinese communities overseas grew ever stronger in their influence.”

Portuguese Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho

“I would like to send the Chinese people my sincere wishes on the occasion of the Spring Festival. The two countries and peoples are connected by deep cultural bonds, and historic relations of cooperation and solidarity. Both sides honor and look forward to their development, as well as more opportunities to cooperate and benefit the two peoples.”

Greek President Karolos Papoulias

“China and Croatia have always been friends, and in the Year of the Horse, the two countries should take all opportunities to enhance cooperation and forge a more profound relationship between China and Croatia.”

Croatian President Ivo Josipovic

“On the occasion of the upcoming celebration, wishes for the Chinese people, wishing them happiness, prosperity and longevity. He hoped that the two countries can work together in the new year to strengthen the bilateral relations and expand cooperation on multilateral stages including those concerning the UN security Council.” 

Lithuania’s Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius

“Happy Chinese New Year to all the Chinese people. I hope the two countries could share stronger ties in the new year.”

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak

“I send my best New Year wishes to the Chinese people.” 

Belgian Prime Minister Elio di Rupo

“Happy New Year and wished happiness and success for everyone in the new year.” 

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

“I bless the Chinese community in Cambodia with good luck, fortune and happiness in the Lunar New Year.”

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen