South African Ambassador to Iran William Max Whitehead said on Sunday that South African mining companies are keen on working in Iran.
Whitehead made the remarks in a meeting with Deputy Governor General of Kerman province for political, security and social affairs Hamid Zoka Assadi.
He said that visit of South African president to Iran last May was very effective to reopen bilateral relations.
He said that the two countries have longstanding ties and that implementation of JCPOA would help boost mutual ties.
South Africa is strong in manufacturing mine machinery, Whitehead said and that the two countries may cooperate in the field of agriculture as well.
He said that his country is so advanced in automobile industry and the two states may have good activities in spare parts.
The ambassador said that the two countries are advanced and progressive in some parts of medical industry which would be good ground for cooperation.
During visit of South African president to Tehran, the two presidents agreed to promote trade, joint venture investment, agricultural, mining activities as well as cooperation in the fields of water and energy.
Whitehead added that South African companies may be helpful in the field of solar energy industry.
Zoka Assadi explained capabilities and capacities of the Kerman province in the sectors of agriculture, cultural heritage, tourism and industry and expressed readiness to hold exhibit of Kerman capabilities in South Africa.