S African Pres. condoles on demise of Iran's Hashemi

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TEHRAN, Jan. 10 (MNA) – Zuma, President of South Africa, has issued a message of condolence on demise of former Iranian President Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.

The President of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency Jacob Zuma, has on behalf of the government and the people of South Africa, conveyed a message of condolences to the government and the people of the Islamic Republic of Iran, following the passing away of former President and Chairperson of Iran’s Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.

President Zuma said in his message "South Africa acknowledges President Rafsanjani’s pioneering spirit in establishing stronger trade and political ties with African countries and South Africa in particular during his term as the president of Iran".

President Zuma said the people of South Africa share the loss of the Iranian people and stand with them in this time of grief and mourning.

The former president passed away at the age 82 after a lifetime of selfless service to the Iranian people.

HA/PR

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