Iran, Sri Lanka discuss expanding economic ties

TEHRAN, Nov. 26 (MNA) – Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad and his visiting Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa held talks here on Monday on expanding bilateral relations.

The two countries have a great potential for developing economic and cultural ties, and should also expand their cooperation in the political arena, Ahmadinejad stated.

 

“Currently there is an appropriate understanding between Tehran and Colombo,” Ahmadinejad told the visiting Sri Lankan president.

 

He also expressed hope that the Sri Lankan president’s visit to Tehran would lay the groundwork for boosting ties between the two Asian countries.

 

President Ahmadinejad said Iran supports the stability and unity of Sri Lankan people.

 

Rajapaksa stated that Sri Lanka considers Iran a real friend and supports Tehran’s position at international organizations.

 

Rajapaksa added that Iran and Sri Lanka can cooperate in different areas to realize their potential.

 

RMN/PA

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