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Iran's Top Diplomat to Visit Sri Lanka for Talks

27 Jan 2022, 18:37 GMT+10

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian is reportedly going to visit Sri Lanka next week.

- Politics news -

He is scheduled to arrive in Sri Lanka on Tuesday following a visit to India on Sunday, the Colombo Gazette reported.

The Iranian top diplomat's visit to Colombo comes a month after Iran agreed to accept tea from Sri Lanka to settle outstanding payments for oil purchased from Tehran.

The Ministry of Plantation of Sri Lanka and the Ministry of Industries, Mines and Trade of the Islamic Republic of Iran agreed last month to formulate a scheme for the settlement of a sum of $250 million outstanding from the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation to the National Iranian Oil Company by means of utilizing the said sum to facilitate the export of Ceylon Tea to Iran by signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU).

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