Visiting Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Ali Sabry on Saturday was received by his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amir Abdollahian in Iran’s capital. During a joint press conference, the top Iranian diplomat called the visit “a turning point in Iran-Sri Lanka ties”.
Executive Manager of Iran’s Tea Factories Syndicate says the trade barter with Sri Lanka is not limited only to tea and Sri Lanka will barter 4 to 8 more products for repaying its oil debts.
The capacity of hydroelectric power plants in Iran exceeds 13,000 megawatts, the Iranian energy minister said, revealing salient progress in the final stage of construction of a 120-megawatt power plant by the Iranian experts in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lankan Tea Industry Celebrates Major Gains by the Smallholder Sector despite Economic Challenges
On the International Tea Day, the local tea industry is celebrating impressive achievements by the smallholder sector despite facing an array of unprecedented challenges posed by the economic challenges and the currency collapse.
The number of Iranian visitors to Sri Lanka has increased in the first quarter of 2023 comparing to the same period in 2022 as both countries broadening ties in all fields especially in tourism and Colombo seeks to attract more Iranian visitors.
The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Tehran, in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau and the Association of Air Transport and Tourist Agencies in Iran, organized a Tourism Promotion Programme “Visit to the Amazing Sri Lanka during the NOWRUZ Season-2023 (Persian New Year)” in its Chancery premises on 07th November 2022. Objectives of the event were to create awareness on Sri Lanka as a potential tourist destination among Iran travelers and encourage all tourism stakeholders in Iran to facilitate the Iranian tourists to visit Sri Lanka during their Persian New Year.
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanaani has reacted to the developments in Sri Lanka, highlighting the need to respect the basic rights of the people of Sri Lanka.
The ambassadors of Sri Lanka and Kyrgyzstan expressed willingness to import medical equipment and medicine from Iran and benefit from the country’s technology in building medical centers.
Iranian President Ayatollah Seyed Ebrahim Raisi has sent a massage to his Sri Lankan counterpart Gotabaya Rajapaksa to congratulate him on Independence Day of Sri Lanka.
Ambassador of Iran to Sri Lanka Mr. Hashem Ashjaazadeh rejected the reports that Sri Lanka sends low quality tea to Iran in exchange for its dues, reiterating that talks are underway for exporting oil to Sri Lanka