Sri Lanka President Sirisena Discusses Bilateral Ties With Iranian President Rohani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Sri Lankan counterpart Maithripala Sirisena in a meeting in Bangkok on Monday discussed ways to further strengthen bilateral relations and mutual cooperation between the two countries. The meeting was held on the sidelines of the 2nd Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) summit.

President Sirisena stressed the importance of the relations with Iran, and appreciated Tehran’s role in the establishment of peace and stability in the region and Sri Lanka.

“Iran and Sri Lanka have always had good relations and there is no impediment to the development of the two countries’ ties,” President Rouhani said. Noting that Tehran and Colombo enjoy common views on many regional and international issues, he said that the Iranian companies are ready to participate in implementing the development plans in Sri Lanka.

President Sirisena stressed the importance of the relations with Iran, and appreciated Tehran’s role in the establishment of peace and stability in the region and Sri Lanka.

Iran and Sri Lanka have had official diplomatic relations since 1961.

Currently, two Iranian companies are working on two important projects of dam construction and rural electricity in Sri Lanka.

The Iranian president expressed the hope that the two countries’ economic ties would further broaden and the two governments’ all-out relations in line with their national and regional interests.


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