to the National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC), Sharif Anis said Iran and Sri
Lanka enjoy a long history of political, economic and diplomatic cooperation,
adding, "We will endeavor to continue our cooperation with Iran in all these
He said purchasing
oil products and building materials from Iran is a priority in importing goods from the country given
the vast market for the items in Sri Lanka.
he said, tourism is another field for boosting cooperation between the two
countries, adding bolstering direct investments in Iran and from Iranian investors
is another field the two countries can cooperate.
highlighted the last week rescuing of 5 Sri Lankan fisherman in the Indian
Ocean by an Iranian VLCC, saying it was a manifestation of humanitarian nature
of the rescue operation by the Iranian vessel.