Oct 21, Teheran: Iranian and Sri Lankan officials on Monday have agreed to boost export of agricultural products from Iran's Southern Hormozgan province, Iran's Fars News Agency reported.
Sri Lankan Ambassador to Tehran Mohammad Feisal Razin and Deputy Hormozgan Governor General Latif Sadeqi had agreed to export the excess produce in the Province to Sri Lanka at a meeting in the Southern city of Bandar Abbas on Monday.
The Deputy Hormozgan Governor has said that the province has excess production of onion, pepper, tomato and aubergine which can be exported to Sri Lanka.
Recalling the excellent relations Sri Lanka and Iran enjoy currently, the Sri Lankan envoy has expressed hope to expand the trade ties between the two countries and said the Hormozgan can be a successful start for such relations.
Noting that the culture and climate of Hormozgan and Sri Lanka are very close to each other, the Sri Lankan envoy has said that the Iranian province can serve as an appropriate venue for the expansion of ties by the traders and businessmen of the two countries.
Earlier this month during a visit by Iran's Scientific Attaché to Indian peninsula Ali Azam Khosravi to Colombo, the two countries agreed to strengthen the academic ties and expand scientific and economic relations between the two countries.
Iran's new President Hassan Rouhani and Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa agreed to further strengthen the economic and political relations between the two countries when they met in New York last month on the sidelines of the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
Iran and Sri Lanka have had official diplomatic relations since 1961.