Majlis (Parliament) Speaker Ali Larijani said on Sunday Iran has always been serious and determined in the nulcear negotiations adding upon mutual honesty and seriousness of the other party, the talks can result in expected results, IRNA reported.
He made the remarks in a meeting with visiting South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Maite Nkoana-Mashabane.
Larijani also supported expansion of ties between Tehran and Pretoria and said, 'Following the fall of apartheid regime, Iran has welcomed friendly bilateral relations with South Africa in all areas.'
Referring to the impediments on the way of increasing economic and trade cooperation, he said settlement of financial and banking problems will develop trade and business in par with the existing satisfactory political relations.
The speaker also suggested that Tehran-Pretoria cooperation can have very positive effects on the sustainable peace and security in Asia and Africa and the world.
There is no alternative but international cooperation to counter regional and global challenges, Larinaji stressed.