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SL seeks to attract tourists from Iran

Ports, Shipping and Aviation Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva with Iranian Ambassador Hashem Ashjazadeh, at the Ministry on Friday.
Ports, Shipping and Aviation Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva with Iranian Ambassador Hashem Ashjazadeh, at the Ministry on Friday.

Iranian Ambassador to Sri Lanka Hashem Ashjazadeh, met with Ports, Shipping and Aviation Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva on Friday (9). The meeting took place at the Ports, Shipping and Aviation Ministry.

At the meeting, matters pertaining to airline services and the tourism sector of the two countries were discussed at length. The discussions were also focused on initiating direct airline services between Iran’s capital Tehran and Sri Lanka and making the service a fruitful mean to encourage more Iran travellers to the island.

The Minister said that encouraging more Iran travellers to Sri Lanka would obviously help ease the foreign exchange issue faced by the country at present and that the measures would also highlight a boost in bilateral relations between the two friendly nations.

The Minister also discussed the matter of obtaining aviation fuel and said that the Ambassador would be apprised after discussions with the Power and Energy Minister.

Appreciating the quality of Ceylon Tea, the Ambassador said that Iran currently purchases a large amount of tea from Sri Lanka.

 


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