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SL, Iran renew ties in NY

Sep 22, 2011 6:04:54 PM - www.ft.lk

A key bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly for President Mahinda Rajapaksa was with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Wednesday. The duo renewed and reaffirmed strong ties between the two countries. President Rajapaksa had updated the Iranian leader about recent political and socioeconomic progress in Sri Lanka. Ahmadinejad had admired Rajapaksa’s leadership and progress whilst Iran was thanked for her continuous assistance to the development of Sri Lanka. Here, Presidents Rajapaksa and Ahmadinejad about to embrace each other before they sat down for talks in New York – Pic by Sudath Silva