Iran’s first vice president visits South Africa

TEHRAN, May 8 (MNA) – Iranian First Vice President Parviz Davoudi left Tehran on Friday to attend the South African new president’s swearing-in ceremony in Johannesburg.

Over 25 officials from around the world will also attend the ceremony.

 

Davoudi is scheduled to hold talks with foreign dignitaries in Johannesburg on mutual interests and discuss ways to expand relations.

 

He also plans to meet with Iranian nationals in South Africa.

 

The Iranian envoy will then head to Tanzania to meet with its high-ranking officials. He will also meet Zanzibar’s Muslims.

 

Zanzibar is an island off the coast of East Africa which joined with Tanganyika in 1964 to form the new country of Tanzania.

 

 

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