|Fireworks light up the sky over the Hudson River in the celebrations of the Chinese Lunar New Year in New York, the United States, Feb. 14, 2018. — Xinhua|Viet Nam News
UNITED NATIONS, NEW YORK — United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday extended warmest greetings for the Lunar New Year through a video message.
He began the video message with a greeting in Mandarin: "Xin Chun Kuai Le! (Happy Lunar New Year.)" "I am pleased to send my warmest greetings for the Lunar New Year as we begin the Year of the Dog," he continued in English.
Dogs are guards and good companions to human beings. Dogs universally symbolize loyalty and trust, which inherently encourage the boosting of unity and collaboration. That is what our world needs, he said. "Let us work together for global peace and prosperity," he added. "I wish you good health, happiness and success in the year of the Dog!" he said. The Chinese Lunar New Year falls on Friday, February 16. — XINHUA