Zarif visits South Africa to discuss ties

June 12, 2018 - 22:7

TEHRAN - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif left Tehran for Pretoria on Tuesday to meet with senior South African officials and discuss ties.

He plans to meet with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and International Relations Minister Lindiwe Sisulu.

Various issues including ways to expand Tehran-Pretoria relations and the future of the 2015 nuclear deal after the U.S. withdrawal from the international agreement are scheduled to be discussed.

An Iranian trade delegation comprising representatives from the country’s private sector will travel to South Africa this month to explore business opportunities there, Trend news agency reported.

Head of the Iran chamber of commerce Gholam Hossein Shafei will lead the trade team to South Africa.

During the planned three-day visit, the representatives from the Iranian private sector will sit down with African merchants and business people active in the fields of mines, food, engineering services, petrochemical products, oil, medicine and pharmaceutical equipment, tourism, car manufacturing, and household appliances.


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