Jun 14, 2018 08:19 Asia/Tehran

Foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif in a message expressed satisfaction about his current tour of South Africa.

“Delighted to be back in South Africa, long-time friend partner of #Iran and solid JCPOA supporter. Excellent talks w/ Min @LindiweSisuluSA other ministers w/ Pres @CyrilRamaphosa to forge closer cooperation. Agreed on a joint mechanism to turn political will into action,” Zarif wrote in his Twitter account on Wednesday.

Zarif heading a political-economic delegation arrived in Pretoria, South Africa on Tuesday to discuss Iran's nuclear deal and bilateral ties.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met and conferred with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday afternoon, discussing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and economic issues with him.

South Africa is the second largest economy in the African continent and following implementation of JCPOA took big steps towards development of relations with Tehran.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is in South Africa at the head of a political-economic delegation to hold talks with the country’s senior officials on bilateral relations and the future of the Iran nuclear deal following the US’s pullout.

Following a visit by South African president to Tehran in 2016, the two countries took steps to further develop their cooperation in the fields of transportation, shipping, tourism and banking.

Foreign Minister , Zarif, departed South Africa and arrived back in Tehran on Thursday.