TEHRAN, Apr. 19 (Press Shia Agency) – At a banquet held for his honor at Iran’s embassy in Sri Lankan capital city of Colombo, Ali Larijani, the Iranian Parliament Speaker, urged the Iranian embassies in foreign countries to contribute to economic relations of Iran with other countries.

“The point that Iranian embassies should have an active and dynamic attitude in economic affairs of the country has be reiterated in the 6th plan of development,” said the Speaker of Iranian Parliament Ali Larijani on Wednesday.

The Iranian top lawmaker made the remarks at the banquet held for his honor at Iran’s embassy in Sri Lankan capital city of Colombo where he is visiting for a two-day stay.

“Iran and Sri Lanka have held relatively good ties in the past and the two countries have had joint consultations and cooperation at international communities, however with tides and ebbs always in place,” reiterated the Iranian parliament speaker.

“Currently there are some problems in some economic issues with Sri Lanka and these problems should be solved as ground for solving them is provided,” reassured Mr. Larijani. 

Mr. Larijani along with a 36-strong delegation arrived in Sri Lankan capital city of Colombo on Wednesday at 7.10 pm local time and was officially welcomed at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) by Sri Lankan State Minister of National Integration and Reconciliation A. H. M. Fowzie and Iranian Ambassador to Sri Lanka Mohammed Zaeri Amirani.

The visit is in response to an invitation extended by Sri Lankan house Speaker Karu Jayasuriya.

“Heightening the trade transactions between Iran and Sri Lanka is one of the issues with high priority and it should be considered that now is the best time to expand cooperation between the two countries,” reiterated the Iranian top legislator.

The Iranian top parliamentarian and his accompanying delegation are scheduled to meet government officials including Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and speaker of the House during the two-day visit to the South Asian island.

Meanwhile, the Iranian top lawmaker is expected to hold discussions over the ongoing crisis in Syria, according to reports.

This is the second leg of his tour to Southern Asia as previously he visited Vietnam and held talks with Vietnamese prime minister, parliament speaker as well as head of joint trade council of Vietnam and Iran and participated in a trade gathering of both countries’ businessmen.

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