Tehran (IP) - Iranian and South African Foreign Ministers discussed the significant bilateral, regional, and international developments in a telephone conversation.

Iran PressIran news: During the telephone conversation on Thursday, Iran's Hossein Amir-Abdollahian highlighted the importance of Africa in the Islamic Republic's Foreign policy, noting Iran was seriously seeking expansion of ties with the African countries, particularly South Africa. 

Referring to the support of Iran and South Africa for each other's positions in international organizations, Amir-Abdollahian stressed the continuation of the support and cooperation of the two countries in international forums.

He referred to the Palestinian issue and told his South African counterpart: "You have experienced apartheid in your country and know the status quo of apartheid against the Palestinian people."

South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Naledi Pandor for her part appreciated Iran's support for South Africa in the international communities and said Palestine was a friend of South Africa.

She invited Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi to visit South Africa and expressed hope that the visit could prepare the grounds for the establishment of good ties between the two countries. 219