Iran wants open and extended ties with Sri Lanka

Iran’s Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani in a meeting with his Sri Lankan counterpart Karu Jayasuriya in Tehran on Sunday said that Iran wants an open and extended trade ties with Sri Lanka, the IRNA news service reported.He said that the two countries have plenty of capacities for strengthening of relations and cooperation. Referring to export of tea from Sri Lanka to Iran, Larijani said that the country may work in the field of investment to develop technologies to harvest tea in Iran. Larijani called relations between the two countries constructive and expanding, and added that the visit of Sri Lanka’s parliamentary delegation may pave the way to expand bilateral cooperation. Karu Jayasuriya pointed to positive and growing relations between Iran and Sri Lanka, and said that the two states have warm and friendly relations for many past decades.He appreciated supports and relief aids of Iran’s Red Crescent Society during flash flood in Sri Lanka and added that his government intends to develop and promote ties with Iran and expressed the hope that it would happen in the near future. (Colombo Gazette)