Ramaphosa congratulates President Pezeshkian

Ramaphosa congratulates President Pezeshkian

President H.E. Cyril Ramaphosa has on behalf congratulated the newly elected President of the Islamic Republic of Iran President Masoud Pezeshkian.

Pezeshkian, a reformer, won the elections by a relative majority of 53 percent last week Friday over his opposition. The elections follow the untimely death of the late former President of Iran Ebrahim Raisi who died in a helicopter accident on 19 May 2024; the crush was a result of bad weather. His death left a vacancy and needed to be filled.

Ramaphosa further congratulated the citizens of the Islamic Republic of Iran for exercising their democratic right during the two rounds of elections that took place on 25 June and 5 July 2024.

According to the Presidency, South Africa and Iran enjoy cordial bilateral relations and are celebrating in 2024 the 30th anniversary of formal diplomatic relations established in 1994.

“President Ramaphosa affirms that South Africa will continue working with the Islamic Republic of Iran to deepen cooperation at the bilateral and multilateral levels to promote global and regional peace, security, stability, and to achieve economic development for the benefit of both countries.

President Cyril Ramaphosa emphasised the need for South Africa and Iran to continue collaborating closely in promoting the agenda of the Global South through shared membership in groupings such as the Non-Aligned Movement, the BRICS, the Indian Ocean Rim Association, as well as other formations,” said Vincent Magwenya, the Spokesperson to the President.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has also wished President Masoud Pezeshkian good health, fortitude, strength and success for his tenure as President of the Islamic Republic of Iran.


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