Aug 06, Tehran: Iran's Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani has said that Iran wants an open and extended trade ties with Sri Lanka.
In a meeting with Sri Lanka's Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, who arrived in Teheran to attend the inauguration of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Larijani on Sunday said that the two countries have plenty of capacities for strengthening of relations and cooperation.
The Iranian Speaker called relations between the two countries constructive and expanding, and added that the visit of Sri Lanka's parliamentary delegation may pave the way to expand bilateral cooperation, IRNA reported.
Referring to export of tea from Sri Lanka to Iran, Larijani said that the country may work in the field of investment to develop technologies to harvest tea in Iran.
Karu Jayasuriya pointed to positive and growing relations between Iran and Sri Lanka, and said that the two states have warm and friendly relations for many past decades.
Appreciating the supports and relief aids of Iran's Red Crescent Society during floods in Sri Lanka, Jayasuriya said that his government intends to develop and promote ties with Iran and expressed the hope that it would happen in the near future.