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Iran invites Mahinda to Tehran for NAM summit

Iran invited Sri Lanka's president, Mahinda Rajapaksa to Tehran on Tuesday, to attend the 16th summit of the Non-Aligned Movement in August 2012, reported the Colombo Page.

The invitation by Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was delivered by the Iranian deputy minister of foreign affairs, Abbas Aranghchi, whilst on an official visit to Sri Lanka where he met his counterpart, Neomal Perara.

Aranghchi was accompanied by an Iranian business delegation seeking to increase Iranian-Sri Lankan trade ties.

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