TEHRAN, May 11 – South Africa’s International Relations and Co-operation Minister, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, has arrived here to attend the 12th meeting of the South Africa-Iran joint Commission.
The commission is one of South Africa’s longest serving and most successful structured bilateral mechanisms.
During the meeting, which is being held on Sunday and Monday, the two sides will deliberate geo-political and peace and security developments in their respective regions, review the status of bilateral relations and assess the potential for enhanced co-operation.
“South Africa considers Iran to be an important friend and partner and recognises the important role Iran assumes regionally and internationally within global governance and multilateral architecture, particularly as the incumbent chair of the Non-Aligned Movement,” according to Clayson Moneyla, the spokesman of South Africa;s Department of International Relations and Co-operation.
The South African delegation includes Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry Mzwandile Masina, and senior government officials from the departments of energy, treasury, water and sanitation, and science and technology.