Oct 28, Teheran: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani describing the relations between Iran and Sri Lanka as friendly and positive, said Tehran and Colombo are determined to promote their bilateral ties in all political, economic and cultural areas.
"The two governments are willing to develop inclusive relations and cooperation, and the Islamic Republic of Iran is ready to develop and strengthen comprehensive commercial, economic, scientific and cultural relations with Sri Lanka," President Rouhani said while receiving credentials of the new Sri Lankan Ambassador to Tehran on Saturday.
President Rouhani received the letter of credence of the new Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Tehran, Sharif Anis on Saturday and emphasized the need for efforts to develop, strengthen and mobilize Tehran-Colombo relations, President's Office said in a statement.
The President expressed hope that Iran and Sri Lanka would deepen relations and cooperation to the benefit of the two nations, with the efforts of the two countries, referring to the necessity of developing Iran-Sri Lanka banking relations in the direction of developing bilateral and economic relations between the two countries.
During the meeting, the new Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Tehran referring to the longstanding relations between Iran and Sri Lanka in various cultural, political, commercial and economic sectors, emphasized the need for efforts to develop and mobilize the two countries' relations and cooperation.
Sri Lanka's new ambassador also mentioned that the development of friendly relations with Iran was based on Sri Lanka's foreign policy, calling for an increase in the presence of Iranian investors and businesspeople in Sri Lanka's investment projects.