24 October 2023
Minister Pandor concludes Visit to the Islamic Republic of Iran
The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr G N M Pandor, has concluded on 22 October 2023 her one-day visit to Tehran, the Islamic Republic of Iran. During the Minister’s visit she met with the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, HE Ayatollah Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi, to convey a message from HE President M C Ramaphosa. Minister Pandor, furthermore, engaged with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, on issues of mutual bilateral interest.
Following HE President M C Ramaphosa and Minister G N M Pandor’s participation in the Cairo Summit for Peace, South Africa also emphasised its position on the Middle East Peace Process, including non-interference and the adherence to International Humanitarian Law, and Human Rights Law, while supporting the fulfilment of the Palestinian peoples’ inalienable right to self-determination and independence.
Minister Pandor stated that:” …countries like South Africa have been consistent in their support to Palestine and have never deviated from the belief President Mandela held, that until the people of Palestine are free, South Africa will not be fully free.”
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