Iran VP in South Africa to Boost Scientific Cooperation

Iranian Vice-President for Science and Technology Sorena Sattari meets South African officials in Johannesburg on December 10, 2018 / Photo by

A group of Iranian knowledge-based companies headed by the country’s Vice-President for Science and Technology Sorena Sattari have headed to South Africa to develop their ties with their African counterparts.

Sattari, who left Iran for a four-day visit of the two cities of Pretoria and Johannesburg on Monday, is accompanied by a business and technology delegation including 46 fund managers and heads of knowledge-based companies in the fields of information and communication technology, health and biotechnology, mining and mineral industries, industrial equipment and machinery, and electricity.

During the visit, which is aimed at expanding the export of Iranian products and increasing international business, the country’s knowledge-based companies hold meetings with their counterparts in South Africa.

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Participating in a science forum and visiting an exhibition held on the sidelines of the forum are among other parts of the Iranian delegation’s agenda. The representatives of these companies can attend the meetings to get familiar with the advances and needs of African countries in science and technology.

With a high population and high gross national income, South Africa is cooperating with numerous countries around the world in the economic and commercial spheres.

The visit of the Iranian delegation to South Africa is also aimed at increasing the level of cooperation and trade between the two countries.

South Africa is the most important country in the African continent, and is among the four top priorities of Iran in ties with Africa.

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