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The Foreign Minister conveyed the Sri Lanka Government’s appreciation for the steadfast support extended by the Islamic Republic Iran during the Human Rights Council sessions held in Geneva, during a meeting between the Ambassador and the Minister.

The Foreign Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris expressed these views when the Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Hashem Ashjazadeh called on him at the Foreign Ministry yesterday (September 8).

The Foreign Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris also called for enhanced economic cooperation with Iran, including enhanced bilateral trade, investment and the possibilities of cooperation in new sectors, such as tourism and energy.

In recent years, the bilateral relations have been reinvigorated by the exchange of high level visits that have contributed to closer cooperation and coordination, both at the bilateral level as well as in the international arena, the Minister added.

Ambassador Ashjazadeh extended his warm felicitations to Minister Peiris on his appointment as the Foreign Minister and assured the firm commitment and support of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the expansion of bilateral cooperation with the Government of Sri Lanka.