Iranian Parliament Speaker says must increase trade with Sri Lanka

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani says the time has come to increase trade relations with Sri Lanka.

At a banquet held in his honour at Iran’s embassy in Colombo, Ali Larijani also urged the Iranian embassies in foreign countries to contribute to the economic relations of Iran with other countries, the Mehr News Agency reported.

He said that Iran and Sri Lanka have had relatively good relations in the past and had joint consultations and also cooperated in the international arena.

“Currently there are some problems and some economic issues in Sri Lanka and these problems should be solved,” Larijani said.

Larijani along with a 36-strong delegation are in Sri Lanka. The visit is in response to an invitation extended by Sri Lankan Parliament Speaker Karu Jayasuriya. (Colombo Gazette)