Prime Minister calls for Iranian investments in energy sector

Ambassador of Iran Hashem Ashjazadeh said there is immense potential for Iranian investments in energy sector in Sri Lanka. He stated this when Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena briefed him on the steps taken to restructure energy sector and to attract foreign investor participation.

The Prime Minister said Iran has the opportunities now to invest in new sectors such as agriculture and industrial sectors in addition to energy sector.

Iran Ambassador said his country will donate a stock of medicine and medical equipment to Sri Lanka later this month. The Prime Minister thanked Iran for the support and assistance provided to Sri Lanka for the development work as well as to help early recovery from current economic problems.

Chief of Economic and Consular Section of the Iran Embassy K Soheil and Additional Secretary to the Prime Minister Harsha Wijewardane were also present during the meeting.