Araqchi confers with S. Africa parliament speaker

IRNA – Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Seyyed Abbas Aaraqchi held talks with Speaker of the National Assembly of South Africa Baleka Mbete in Cape Town on Thursday.

Araqchi is currently in South African capital to organize the ninth round of Iran-South Africa Political Committee.

Conveying warm greetings of Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani, the Iranian official explained latest situation of JCPOA and EU countries’ financial mechanism.

Cooperation in the political and economic arenas was among other issues discussed during the meeting.

Mbete, for her part, underlined significance of bilateral relations and highlighted South Africa’s readiness for promoting economic cooperation with Iran.