Iran-South Africa Relations
Latest news about South Africa-Iran relations – The latest news and views about bilateral relations between Iran and South Africa
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has stated Tehran supports South Africa's "smart and historic" move to file a case against Israel at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) over its crimes against the Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip.
In a meeting in Tehran on Sunday noon, Iran's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hossein Amirabdollahian, and the Foreign Minister of South Africa convened to discuss not only bilateral relations but also their partnership within the BRICS group as well as the ongoing Israeli war on Gaza.
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian left Tehran for Pretoria on Wednesday to attend an economic meeting in the South African city.
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian will leave Tehran for Pretoria, South Africa, later on Wednesday to take part in a joint economic commission scheduled to be held on Thursday after a three-year pause due to COVID-19 outbreak.
Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian has stated Iran especially the administration of President Ebrahim Raisi spares no effort to expand relationships with African nations.
Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian held a phone call with Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa Naledi Pandor on Monday morning. The two sides discussed bilateral relations and cooperation.
Puigdemont, Catalan separatist leader and a member of the European Union parliament, left the jail in Sassari a day after he had been detained by police and after a judge ruled that he could go free pending an Oct. 4 hearing on his extradition to Spain, where the political firebrand is wanted for sedition. He had been invited to attend a Catalan cultural event and a meeting of Sardinian independence sympathizers on the Mediterranean island.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has held separate phone conversations with the foreign ministers of Pakistan, Turkey, Oman, and South Africa.
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.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has strongly denounced the unfair attack on a Shiite mosque in Durban, South Africa.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has condoled with the South African nation and government and fans of Nelson Mandela’s thoughts on the passing of his ex-wife, Winnie Mandela.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has congratulated Cyril Ramaphosa on his election as South Africa’s new president.
Iranian children have managed to bag the top prizes of the 17th edition of annual Pama Global Abacus and Mental Arithmetic Championships in South Africa.
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.
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