Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is in Afghanistan to take part in the International Nowruz Festival.
Special celebrations are underway at the Afghan Presidential Palace in the capital Kabul on the occasion of the Persian New Year festivities. Nowruz is celebrated by many nations across the world. Heads of state from several regional countries-- including Iraq, Turkmenistan, and Tajikistan are also taking part in the ceremonies. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has held talks with his Afghan, Pakistani and Tajik counterparts on the sidelines of the festival. President Rouhani has said the regional countries need the culture of Nowruz to boost reconciliation, peace and interaction.