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Leader of Islamic Ummah Imam Khamenei receives South Africa president

24 April 2016 17:19



Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei has met with South African President Jacob Zuma, who is on a groundbreaking state visit to Tehran.

The meeting on Sunday was also attended by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (3rd R) attends a meeting between Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei (1st R) and South African President Jacob Zuma (2nd R) in Tehran, April 24, 2016. ©

Heading a 180-member politico-economic delegation, Zuma arrived in Tehran on Sunday at the invitation of President Rouhani to discuss ways to strengthen relations between the two countries.

At a joint press conference earlier in the day, Iranian and South African presidents called for the strengthening of “intelligence and political” cooperation in a genuine campaign against the serious threats of violence and terrorism.

Meantime, Iran’s Research Institute of Petroleum Industry (RIPI) and South Africa’s national oil company PetroSA signed a memorandum for cooperation.

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