Written by Amani Nilar
29 Aug, 2021 | 1:44 pm
COLOMBO (News 1st): Sri Lanka has sought the assistance of United Arab Emirates and Iran to purchase crude oil and petroleum products on a long-term credit basis.
Accordingly, the Minister of Energy, Udaya Gammanpila has met with the Ambassador of Iran Hashem Ashjazadeh and Acting Head of the Embassy of the UAE in Sri Lanka, Saif Alanofy to discuss the matter.
The relevant discussions with the dignitaries were held to save foreign exchange so that the funds could be used for the purchase of essential food items, the Minister said.
Minister of Energy Udaya Gammanpila and Saif Alanofy, Acting Head of the Embassy of the UAE in Sri Lanka met on 23.08.2021 to discuss the obtaining crude oil & petroleum products for Sri Lanka on a long-term credit facility as a solution to the present foreign exchange crisis. pic.twitter.com/SnhYwMA808
— Udaya Gammanpila (@UPGammanpila) August 24, 2021
Minister of Energy Udaya Gammanpila and Ambassador of Iran HE Hashem Ashjazadeh met on 23.08.2021 to discuss obtaining crude oil & petroleum products for Sri Lanka on a long-term credit facility as a solution to the present foreign exchange crisis.#Iran #UdayaGammanpila pic.twitter.com/Mo7szLgBx5
— Udaya Gammanpila (@UPGammanpila) August 25, 2021
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