Towards this end, the DMWG reviewed progress regarding the implementation of mutually agreed upon strategies and bilateral Programs of Action ( POA) within targeted sectors of cooperation in in among other the fields of trade, banking, energy, agriculture, mining, education, health, tourism, defence, infrastructure development, science and technology and manufacturing.
The DMWG implemented the following principles and criteria aimed at strengthening South Africa-Iran trade, economic and investment relations:
The DMWG also measured the implementation of the outcomes of the State Visit of President Zuma to the Islamic Republic in April 2016 and, in particular, progress regarding the implementation of the eight Memoranda of Understanding concluded during President Zumas visit.
Furthermore, the purpose and objective of the DMWG will be to ensure Ministerial oversight in monitoring the implementation of the policy objective of consolidating and elevating the South Africa-Iran bilateral relationship into a substantive strategic partnership within targeted sectors.
In addition, the DMWG will assess the implementation of the South Africa-Iran Strategic Framework.