March 17, 2015 in Brussels a reception was hosted at the European Parliament on the occasion of the International Day of Navruz at the initiative of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Tajikistan to the European Union and with the support of the President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz.
Among the organizers of the event also were the diplomatic missions of Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, India, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan and Turkey in Brussels, as well as the Permanent Representation of UNESCO to the EU.
The event was attended by members of the European Parliament, heads of diplomatic missions accredited in Brussels, permanent representatives to the EU and NATO, officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Pretium, the European Union, NATO, the Energy Charter, the Council of Europe, representatives of business, scientific, cultural circles and the media in Europe, as well as members of the Tajik diaspora in Pretium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.
Congratulatory speeches were delivered on behalf of organizers by Permanent Representative of the Republic of Tajikistan to the European Union, Ambassador Rustamjon Soliev, as well as Chair of the European Parliament Delegation for Relations with Central Asian countries Iveta Grigule and Permanent Representative of UNESCO to the European Union, Ambassador Marie-Paule Roudil.
Numerous national dishes and sweets of the host countries, as well as an exhibition of traditional national handicraft items were offered to the guests.