We agreed to enhance ties in all areas of mutual interest

Iran's Foreign Minister said that he and his Sri Lankan counterpart agreed in a meeting in Colombo that the two nations will improve their relations in all areas of mutual interest.

Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and Ali Sabry, the foreign ministers of Iran and Sri Lanka held a joint press conference on Tuesday in Colombo, during which the Iranian top diplomat said that "{Today we had detailed talks and fruitful agreements."

"We discussed all aspects of political and economic tourism cooperation," Amir-Abdollahian added.

"We agreed to enhance relations in all areas of interest," the Iranian minister further said.

"We agreed that a meeting of the joint commission for economic cooperation should be held soon," he added.

"I held comprehensive and useful meetings with the [Sri Lankan] Prime Minister and the President," he also said.

"The president sincerely welcomed the agreements reached between the foreign ministers of the two countries and emphasized inviting the Iranian president Dr Raeisi to visit Sri Lanka. We hope to see Dr. Raisi's trip to Sri Lanka as soon as possible."

"Soon, within the framework of strong relations between the two countries, we will see the opening of a 100 MW power plant," Amir-Abdollahian added.

"Iranian people have chosen Sri Lanka as one of their tourist destinations," the Iranian foreign minister further said.

Elsewhere in his remarks, the foreign minister of Iran pointed to the Zionist regime's war on Gaza, saying that, "The Zionist regime has endangered the security of the region."

"We appreciate Sri Lanka for joining the UN resolution to stop the genocide in Gaza," he added.

He further hailed the latest African summit's pro-Palestinian statement. 

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