Iran congratulates South Africa on Freedom Day that formally ended apartheid
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday sent a message to his South African counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa, congratulating the African nation on its Freedom Day that formally ended apartheid.
“The contemporary world is facing multiple crises in the political, economic and social areas, and the coronavirus has added to these problems,” Rouhani said in the message.
Celebrated as a public holiday in South Africa on April 27, the Freedom Day commemorates the first post-apartheid elections held in 1994. The polls were the first non-racial national elections in the country.
He also expressed hope that cooperation between Iran and South Africa would help tackle the coronavirus pandemic and that the relations between the two countries would grow in all fields of mutual interest.