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* Sri Lanka seeks to enhance trade with Iran
Wed, May 21, 2014, 07:24 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 21, Shanghai: Sri Lanka and Iran have been working very closely together and supporting each other and that Sri Lanka is keen on further strengthening ties, especially in the area of trade, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa said.

Sri Lanka would like to explore all avenues of enhancing bilateral trade of goods and services, the President has told his Iranian counterpart, President Hassan Rouhani when the two leaders held bilateral talks this evening on the sidelines of the 4th Summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA), taking place in Shanghai, China.

President Rouhani said Iran too is interested in enhancing the bilateral relations. "We also would like to development economic relations between our two countries," President Rouhani said.

Recalling the meeting between the two leaders in New York City during last year's U.N. General Assembly, President Rouhani said he was happy to have the opportunity to meet President Rajapaksa again.

President Rajapaksa also thanked Iran for the assistance it has extended to Sri Lanka in a variety of projects.

Minister of External Affairs Prof. G.L. Peiris, Chief of Staff Gamini Senarath, Secretary to the Ministry of External Affairs Mrs. Kshenuka Senewiratne and Sri Lanka's Ambassador in China Mr. Ranjith Uyangoda were also present at the discussion.

(Photos by Sudath Silva)

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