Several International Politicians and Scholars sent their good wishes to Chinese People for Celebration of Chinese Lunar New Year.

Nepali President Bidhya Devi Bhandari in an interview of China Media Group (CMG) on Wednesday sent her Lunar New Year greetings to Chinese Friends.

“On behalf of the Nepali People, Government and myself, I want to send my most sincere wishes to my Chinese friends at the arrival of the 2020 Chinese Lunar New Year.

I wish prosperity and long-lasting peace to friendly China, hope Chinese friends can be blessed with happiness and peace,” said Bidhya Devi Bhandari.

Nearly 1,000 local Chinese and Russian people got together in St. Petersburg to eat New Year’s Eve dinner and watch Spring Festival Gala broadcast by CMG on the night of Friday. Several Russian politicians also sent their good wishes to Chinese people.

“I want to send my most sincere wishes to Chinese people. China and Russia are best friends. Implementation of a development plan and letting people live a good life are our common goal. I wish you all the best in the new year,” said Gennady Zyuganov, head of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation.

“Both Chinese and Russian people love peace. We hope we can develop a good neighbourly relationship and strengthen cooperation, within the framework of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) or the Belt & Road Initiative (BRI).

For example, we can continue deepening cooperation. At the arrival of the Chinese Lunar New Year, I want to wish all Chinese friends good health and all the best,” said Leonid Slutsky, Chairman of the International Affairs Committee of Russian State Duma.

Turkish sinologist Giray Fidan is fluent in Chinese and he devotes himself to spreading Chinese culture in Turkey. At the arrival of the Chinese Lunar New Year, he wrote the word “rat” in Chinese and Turkish, expressing his good wishes to Chinese people.

“Only people who studied China knew the Lunar New Year 50 or 60 years ago, but now nearly the entire world knows it. The four alphabets combined together mean ‘rat’ in Turkish and the word is pronounced as ‘Fare’.

I wish all good luck in the Year of Rat,” said Giray Fidan, a Turkish sinologist.