Media Statement

06 May 2015

Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane to lead the South African delegation to Co-Chair the Twelfth Meeting of the South Africa-Iran Joint Commission

The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane will lead the South African delegation to Co-Chair the Twelfth Meeting of the South Africa-Iran Joint Commission in Tehran, Iran from 10 to 11 May 2015.

The Joint Commission remains one of South Africa’s longest-serving and most successful structured bilateral mechanisms. The twelfth session will afford the two countries the opportunity to engage in deliberations related to geo-political and peace and security developments in their respective regions, to review the status of bilateral relations and to assess the potential for enhanced cooperation. South Africa and Iran enjoy cooperation across varied fields, including arts and culture, agriculture, education and health, and the potential for the expansion thereof remains positive.

South Africa considers Iran to be an important friend and partner and recognizes the important role Iran assumes regionally and internationally within global governance and multilateral architecture, particularly as the incumbent Chair of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM).

For further information please contact Mr Clayson Monyela, spokesperson for DIRCO on 082 884 5974

ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION

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