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News > Call for expansion of Tehran- Pretoria all-out ties

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Call for expansion of Tehran- Pretoria all-out ties

President Rouhani made the remarks in a meeting with visiting South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, 
He reiterated that Iran welcomes expansion of all-out ties with South Africa.
Touching upon Iran-South Africa vast untapped capabilities, President Rouhani emphasized the need for reinforcement of mutual relations.

'Iran has always considered South Africa as a friend country,' President Rouhani added.

President Rouhani also called for reinforcement of cultural and academic cooperation between the two countries.

'The ground is properly prepared for fostering bilateral trade and economic cooperation in industry, mine, agriculture and new technologies arenas,' he added.

Emphasizing the need for fostering Tehran-Pretoria cooperation in the fields of tackling terrorism, President Rouhani said Iran is fully serious in confronting violence and extremism at the global level and believes that all nations should cooperate to meet that end.

Ramaphosa, for his part, said South African nation would never forget Iran's support, help, and stance during the anti-apartheid era.

'Once the anti-Iran sanctions removed, the opportunities for expansion of mutual relations would be expanded,' he added.

'South Africa is fully keen on expanding relations with Iran based on mutual respect and interests,' Ramaphosa said.

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