Iran, Sri Lanka Keen on Boosting Ties

A02796361.jpgTEHRAN (FNA) – The Sri Lankan president and Iran’s commerce minister Masoud Mirkazemi urged expansion of economic ties between the two countries.

In his meeting with Iran’s commerce minister, President Mahinda Rajapaksa referred to his recent trip to Iran and said he was also looking forward to the Iranian president’s visit to his country, Press TV reported.

“We hope that all the contracts and memoranda of understanding between Iran and Sri Lanka, particularly those on the construction of a refinery in Sri Lanka, will be enforced as soon as possible,” the Sri Lankan president said.

Rajapaksa said the exclusive exhibition of Iranian products due to be held in Sri Lanka Saturday would be a good opportunity for the people and traders of his country to get familiar with Iran’s cultural and commercial capabilities.

The Sri Lankan president noted that the Iranian companies and firms have the possibility of doing business in the country without any problems and will enjoy all sorts of support in their activities.

The Iranian commerce minister, for his part, stressed the expansion of cooperation between the two countries, saying that Iranian companies and firms can work in various fields such as agriculture, industry and supply of technical and engineering services to Sri Lanka.

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