Iran, South Africa foreign ministers meet during joint economic commission
The foreign ministers of Iran and South Africa met in Pretoria on Thursday, discussed important bilateral and international issues on the sidelines of an annual joint economic commission.
The meeting took place between Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and South Africa’s Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Naledi Pandor.
The 15th Joint Commission for Economic Cooperation is being held after a three-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Prior to the trip, Amir-Abdollahian said he would follow up on bilateral and international issues in his meetings with South African officials.
Coinciding with the meetings, a team comprising Iranian deputy ministers and representatives from the private sector, would hold talks with South African Foreign Ministry officials on finalizing matters related to bilateral cooperation and preparing documents for Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi’s upcoming visit, he added.
Amir-Abdollahian also noted that Raeisi is expected to pay two visits to South Africa, one on August 24 to attend the summit of the friends of BRICS and the other in the fall to discuss bilateral ties.