Iran, S. Africa to develop bilateral ties

TEHRAN, Aug. 30 (MNA) – Iranian deputy FM for Arab-African affairs said on Saturday that the Islamic Republic of Iran and South Africa seek improvement of ties in all-out fields.

Speaking during the 6th meeting of Iran and South Africa Joint Political Commission on Saturday, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian stressed the close political and economic relations between the two countries.

Describing as effectives the efforts of Iranian and South African ambassadors in rapprochement between the two countries, Iranian diplomat added that they can strengthen bilateral relations by means of consultation and cooperation.

Pointing to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Amir-Abdollahian said the agreement reached over Iran's nuclear program can be effective in promoting the economic empowerment of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the world, particularly over the energy issue.

Recalling the glorious history and civilization of Iran, South African Deputy Foreign Minister Nomaindia Mfeketo said the country, now relying on its domestic capabilities, could have been a prominent country in the world regarding economy and energy.

She stressed the JCPOA could highlight all those capacities and potentials.

Iran and South Africa have a long association, she underlined, adding that the 6th meeting of Iran and South Africa Joint Political Commission can further develop the collaboration between the two countries.

The meeting was aimed at exploring avenues to put into force the ratifications of the Joint Commission between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of South Africa, held in Tehran in May 2015.

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