Iran FM, South African President Discuss Issues of Mutual Interest

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad JavadZarif has held talks with South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma in the African state’s administrative capital of Pretoria.

During the Monday meeting, the two sides conferred on bilateral, regional, and international issues.

Zarif is in Pretoria at the invitation of South Africa’s Minister of International Relations and Cooperation MaiteNkoana-Mashabane.

The two sides discussed a range of issues in a Monday meeting held following Iran-South Africa Business Forum.

The forum was attended by the Iranian FM, South Africa’s Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies and business managers of the two countries.

Zarif will later leave South Africa for Uganda, where he will discuss expansion of bilateral political and economic relations. The Uganda stay is also scheduled to witness inauguration of a 50-bed hospital financed by the Islamic Republic.

The Iranian foreign minister will finally fly to Niger to meet with the country’s top officials.

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