High-Ranking German Delegation in Iran for Talks

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – As the first foreign delegation visiting Tehran after the nuclear conclusion, a high-ranking German economic-political delegation headed by German Vice-Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel is in Iran to hold talks with Iranian officials.

High-Ranking German Delegation in Iran for Talks

Including 100 high-ranking officials and businessmen, the delegation arrived in Tehran on Sunday afternoon, and was welcomed by Iranian officials in Mehrabad Airport.

During their one-day trip, Gabriel and his deputies will meet Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani as well as the country’s ministers of foreign affairs, energy, oil, trade, and economy.

Gabriel, who is also the European country’s Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, is due to hold talks on ways to promote Tehran-Berlin relations in diverse economic and political areas.

The delegation includes high-ranking representatives from 20 German economic giants including car manufacturing companies Daimler (manufacturer of Mercedes-Benz) and Volkswagen, largest engineering company in Europe Siemens, largest chemical producer in the world BASF, and the world's largest industrial gas company The Linde Group, among others.

Reporters and chief editors of largest German media outlets are also accompanying the delegation to cover the ongoing talks in Iran.

“German businessmen are strongly interested in the improvement and expansion of ties with Iran,” a spokesperson for Germany’s ministry of economic affairs and energy had earlier noted.

The visit would come days after Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) on July 14 reached a conclusion over the text of a comprehensive 159-page deal on Tehran’s nuclear program.

The text of the comprehensive nuclear deal between Iran and the six powers would terminate all nuclear-related sanctions imposed on Iran after coming into force.

Experts believe that Iran's economic growth would rise remarkably after the final nuclear deal takes effect.

The comprehensive nuclear deal and subsequent termination of anti-Iran sanctions would also result in a hike in Iran's trade with the world and increase foreign investment in the country.

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