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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2642

Mahinda Rajapakse arrived in Tehran

Tehran, 26 November, (Asiantribune.com): President of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapakse arrived in Tehran Monday leading a high-ranking political- economic delegation.

The Lankan President was welcomed at Mehrabad International Airport by Commerce Minister Massoud Mir-Kazemi.

An official welcoming ceremony is expected and would be held for President Rajapakse by his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad within coming hours.

During his stay in Tehran, Mahinda Rajapakse will discuss key bilateral, regional and international issues with senior Iranian officials.

According to reports, a number of documents are expected to be signed by Iranian and Sri Lankan officials on bilateral cooperation in the fields of energy, shipping and customs affairs as well as Tehran-Colombo cultural and commercial cooperation.

In the meantime it is not clear whether Mahinda Rajapakse visit to Tehran would ear the ire of George Bush, President of United States of America and his administration.

- Asian Tribune -

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