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SL looks forward to strengthening ties with Iran – MR

22 June 2013 08:22 am - 13     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


President Rajapaksa in a congratulatory message to newly elected Iranian President Hassan Rowhani today wrote that he is looking forward to strengthening relations between the two countries, which bear a rich history of over six decades. 
In his message the President had stated, “Sri Lanka and Iran enjoys strong historical bilateral ties that predate the modern diplomatic relations which were established more than six decades ago,” while adding that he is looking forward to working with President Rowhani to further strengthen the bilateral ties. 
Furthermore he had expressed his confidence in President Rowhani’s vast experience in the realm of politics and the affairs of the state as well as in his leadership qualities, to provide the necessary guidance needed to steer Iran forward. 
A cleric - Hassan Rowhani was elected Iran’s new President earlier this week, replacing outgoing leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. (LP)

  Comments - 13

  • meenavn Saturday, 22 June 2013 09:46 AM

    Why Mr.president stopped with congratulatory message make a trip to Iran when he assume duties, can make more aid from Iran.......

    Jay Saturday, 22 June 2013 10:25 AM

    Ofcourse he will visit Iran.

    Kamal-USA Saturday, 22 June 2013 10:24 AM

    Congrats to MR for having a unique foreign policy in our country. We do not need the old colonialist & imperialistic regimes like UK, USA, etc. How much help has China given to us? SL and people should appreciate all this.

    Nadi Karunaratne Saturday, 22 June 2013 03:05 PM

    Please like us....nobody else does.

    sach Saturday, 22 June 2013 03:59 PM

    wrong move

    IBNUABOO Saturday, 22 June 2013 04:04 PM

    freindship with iran without oil trade in fear of usa

    Ampattan Saturday, 22 June 2013 04:47 PM

    Only we can strengthen our ties with Iran, China and Pakistan. Rest of the world do not want to know us.

    Truth Saturday, 22 June 2013 05:30 PM


    OSSIE Saturday, 22 June 2013 11:08 PM

    Well Done, MR ....... Let the cursed West have it !!

    CROW Sunday, 23 June 2013 02:36 AM


    Shehan Sunday, 23 June 2013 02:43 AM

    Hope his version of strengthening ties dont include turning a blind eye when muslim shops are vandalised.

    sugan Sunday, 23 June 2013 05:50 AM

    and Kamal is commenting from USA. Such a hypocrite. These type of guys are neither good for USA nor Sri Lanka

    truealf Monday, 24 June 2013 06:27 AM

    We Dont Need Iran Sena. Its a another BBS..

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