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The presidents of Iran and South Africa have held a telephone conversation to explore the avenues the two countries can pursue to stand against the US sanctions, contribute to peace in Syria and Yemen, and share the experiences and information in the fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa has expressed solidarity with Iranians in the face of the coronavirus.
Iran’s new ambassadors to Belgium, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Belarus, Armenia, Serbia, South Africa, Nigeria, Kyrgyzstan, Sri Lanka, Mauritania and Croatia met with President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday before starting their missions.
President of Iran Hassan Rouhani has called on South Africa to join hands in the international condemnation of the US’ state-sponsored terrorism following the American assassination of top Iranian commander General Qassem Soleimani.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has stressed the need to strengthen relations with South Africa saying that undoubtedly deepening such ties is in the interest of both countries and the two regions.
The 14th session of the Joint Commission of the Islamic Republic of Iran and South Africa was held in Tehran on Wednesday with speeches from Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and South Africa’s Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Naledi Pandor.
The head of Iran’s National Standards Organization has discussed closer bilateral trade with representatives of South Africa’s minister of trade and industry.
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.
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has discussed issues of mutual interest with top South African officials during his visit to Pretoria.