Sep 16, 2021, 12:49 AM
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Iran, South Africa survey ways for expansion of ties

Tehran, IRNA – Ambassador of South Africa in Tehran Vika Mazwi Khumaloa in a meeting on Wednesday with Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian surveyed ways for expansion of comprehensive bilateral ties and mutual cooperation.

Ambassador Khumaloa in the meeting conveyed the South African Foreign Minister Ms. Naledi Pandor’s congratulation to his Iranian counterpart (Hossein Amirabdollahian).

The South African envoy referring to the arrangement for holding the 15th Session of the Iran-South Africa Joint Economic Commission, expressed hope that in the near future meeting of its Political Committee will be held in Tehran and the Joint Commission in Cape Town. 

He repeated South Africa’s invitation of President Ebrahim Raisi for a visit of Pretoria, expressing hope that the visit will take place during the next Christian year and after the Joint Commission.

Amirabdollahian, for his part, while emphasizing the significance of African countries in Iran’s foreign policy, asked for evermore expansion of ties, and especially the economic relations with South Africa.

He also stressed the importance of the Ministerial Joint Economic Commission and its Ministerial Political Committee, as well as its other side committees, in the two countries.

Amirabdollahian also referred to the South African president’s meeting with the Iranian president in November 2015 in Pretoria as a turning point in the two countries’ relations, remembering that he was a deputy foreign minister at the time.

He also appreciated South Africa’s supports for Iran during its rotating presidency of the UN Security Council, and also that county’s support for the Palestinian nation.

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