Jan 6, 2019, 6:51 PM
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S. Africa supporting implementation of JCPOA

Tehran, Jan 6, IRNA - South African Ambassador to Iran Vika Khumalou insisted that his country was aware of Iran's fulfillment of Joint Plan of Action (JCPOA) commitments and continued to maintain its support and the implementation of the deal.

During a meeting with Chairman of the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission of the Iranian Parliament Heshmatullah Falahatpisheh, Khumalou said on Sunday, 'South Africa has always had friendship with Iran since the revolution of the two countries and has never forgotten the Islamic Republic of Iran's support for the liberation of its people.”

He went on to say that South Africa seeks to expand its cooperation with the Islamic Republic of Iran in the commercial and economic fields, and in this regard, in addition to emphasizing the importance of the implementation of existing agreements, calls for cooperation in other areas where the two sides have high capability and capacity.

The Iranian official also referred to friendly relations between Iran and South Africa, saying, 'After the Islamic Revolution, Iran-South Africa relations have been pursued at a high level, based on mutual respect which with the efforts of the authorities of the two countries, this level of relations must be preserved.

He added, 'One hundred documents of cooperation between Iran and South Africa have been signed, which is evidence of friendly relations between to states, but the two countries' agreements should be executed and not left on paper.'


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