Sri Lankan president congratulates Rouhani on re-election

IRNA – Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena cabled a message on Wednesday to President-elect Hassan Rouhani to congratulate his re-election as the country’s president.

In the message, he expressed the hope to witness bolstering of mutual relations during Rouhani’s taking office.

‘I would like to congratulate you as the new Iranian president on behalf of the Sri Lankan nation and wishing you all the best,’ he said.

“I am very interested to pay a visit to Iran to help broaden mutual cooperation between the two countries,’ he said in his message.

Previously a large number of top officials from different world countries congratulated Rouhani on his re-election.

The 12th presidential election was held nationwide and in 102 world countries on May 19 and Rouhani re-elected as president scoring 57% of votes.