Oct 31, 2013, 9:27 PM
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Zarif meets with South African president

Pretoria, Oct 31, IRNA – South African President Jacob Zuma, in a meeting with Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif here on Thursday afternoon, supported expansion of ties between Pretoria and Tehran.

In the meeting, in which South African Foreign Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and Iran’s Ambassador to South Africa Mohammad Faraji were present too, President Zuma said that his country wanted more cooperation between the two countries in all fields.

After hearing reports of Zarif and Mashabane on agreements in the joint commission, Zuma said that he supported signed agreements.

President Zuma and Zarif discussed bilateral issues and aspects of cooperation between the two countries.

By conveying greetings of President Hassan Rohani to his South African counterpart, Zarif invited President Zuma to pay a visit to Tehran.

President Zuma accepted to visit Iran in the year 2014, which is the 20th anniversary of South Africa revolution and the 20th anniversary of beginning of relations between Iran and South Africa.

Zarif is to depart South Africa for Turkey.