Iran, Sri Lanka pledge to strengthen ties
Iranian President Dr Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi said on Sunday that there were no obstacles to developing relations with Sri Lanka and insisted on the need for further steps to develop economic and trade relations. with the island nation of Southeast Asia.
The Iranian president made the remarks during a meeting Sunday with Sri Lanka’s new ambassador to Tehran Wishwanatha Aponsu after receiving the new envoy’s credentials, the president’s office said in a statement.
Referring to the potential for developing relations between Iran and Sri Lanka, the President said: “The Islamic Republic of Iran is ready to activate all cooperation capacities between the two countries.
“There are no restrictions or obstacles to the development of economic and trade relations and the transfer of experience, especially in technical and engineering fields between the two countries.”
The president added that with the activation of the Joint Commission for Economic Cooperation between the two countries, new steps can be taken in the development of Iran-Sri Lanka relations, especially in the economic field. During the presentation of the credentials, the new Sri Lankan ambassador to Tehran called the relations between the two countries long and historic.
“Sri Lanka has always been and always will be a supporter of the Iranian government and people in international forums,” the ambassador said.
He also called for the development and strengthening of cooperation between the two countries, especially in the energy, trade and commerce sectors, citing the development potential of the level of bilateral relations.