FM Zarif hails South Africa tour as ‘fruitful’

IRNA – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a message lauded his current tour to South Africa.

“Delighted to be back in South Africa, long-time friend & partner of #Iran and solid JCPOA supporter. Excellent talks w/ Min @LindiweSisuluSA & other ministers & w/ Pres @CyrilRamaphosa to forge closer cooperation. Agreed on a joint mechanism to turn political will into action,” Zarif wrote in his Twitter account on Wednesday.

Zarif heading a politico-economic delegation arrived in Pretoria, South Africa on Tuesday to discuss Iran’s nuclear deal and bilateral ties.

He held meetings with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and his counterpart Lindiwe Sisulu.

South Africa is the second largest economy in the African continent and following implementation of JCPOA took big steps towards development of relations with Tehran.

Following visit of South African president to Tehran in year 2016, the two countries took measures for development of cooperation in the fields of transport, shipping, tourism and banking ties.