Tehran Times Economic Desk
TEHRAN – Iran carried out $520 million
of technical and engineering services in Sri Lanka, the Iranian Commerce
Minister Mehdi Ghazanfari said here on Monday.
During his meeting with the Sri Lankan Foreign Affairs Minister Gamini
Lakshman Peiris, Ghazanfari declared Tehran’s readiness to boost
economic cooperation with Colombo, IRNA News Agency reported.
During the meeting the two sides discussed construction of a new
oil refinery in Sri Lanka by Iranian experts, exporting Iranian LNG to
Colombo, and boosting tourism.
For his part Gamini Lakshman Peiris thanked Iranian experts for
carrying out projects in Sri Lanka and called for expansion of economic
ties between Tehran and Colombo.
The 9th Joint Economy and Trade Cooperation Committee meeting between Iran and Sri Lanka, was held on 13-15 September.
In the meeting the two countries commerce ministers signed six
MOUs and cooperation agreements in the fields of customs, sisterhood
between Shahid Rajaei and Colombo ports and acceptance of each other’s
Also in this meeting agreements were made between the two countries in the fields of science, culture, art and stand… >>>