Tehran, Feb. 22,2017(IRNA) – Majlis (parliament) Speaker Ali Larijani expressed hope for Iran and Sri Lanka to take advantage of opportunities to strengthen economic relations.
Larijani made the remarks in a Wednesday meeting with Chairman of the Sri Lankan Parliament for Foreign Policy Commission on the sidelines of the 6th International Conference on Palestinian Intifada (Uprising).
Larijani described Palestine issue as the most important one in the Islamic World, urging all countries to try hard to defend the Palestinians.
Sri Lankan chairman pointed to the positive ties between the two countries, saying that Iran and Sri Lanka have established relations in pharmaceutical and medical fields.
“Unfortunately, US attempts made road blocks in the way of relations to develop.”
“Among Muslim nations, I know no other country but the Islamic Republic of Iran serving to lead a fight against Zionist Regime.”
The Sri Lankan MP called his government as supporter for Palestinians and added that such approach will be continued.
The 2-day International Conference in Support of Palestine Intifada kicked off in Tehran on Tuesday.
Over 80 delegations and 700 foreign guests participated in the event.