Iran-Lanka to bolster economic ties
Iranian and Sri Lankan officials are studying ways to develop
economic cooperation to thwart the negative impacts of global financial
Iran's Minister of Economy and Finance Shamseddin Hosseini and Sri
Lankan Minister of Tourism Milinda Moragoda discussed the issue in
Tehran, according to ISNA.
The Iranian minister said that many economies are interdependent and
that the US financial crisis can create enormous problems for them all.
"Contrary to anti-Iran propaganda and sanctions, Sri Lanka is
expected to boost cooperation in trade and financial fields. Joint
development projects worth more than $1.5 billion are an indication that
bilateral ties between the two countries are growing," Hosseini added.
Moragoda also called for the expansion of bilateral ties and closer
The Sri Lankan tourism minister leading a four-member delegation
arrived in Tehran Saturday to attend the 2nd International Conference on
Investment Opportunities in Iran's Tourism Industry.