Berlin Keen to Boost Ties with Tehran in All Fields: German FM
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier voiced his country’s willingness to further boost relations with Iran in all political, cultural and economic spheres.
Speaking in a Wednesday meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran, the German top diplomat praised the recent implementation of the Islamic Republic’s nuclear deal with six world powers, saying that a new chapter has been opened in relations between Iran and the European Union member states, including Germany.
He further pointed to his second visit to Tehran in three months, saying that the visits are a sign of Berlin’s willingness to promote relations with Tehran in all fields.
The two countries’ ties have made a major leap in a short period of time and most of Germany’s major companies are willing to actively work and invest in the Iranian market, Steinmeier added.
The remarks come against the backdrop of a new wave of interest in ties with Iran after Tehran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) on July 14, 2015 finalized a comprehensive deal on Tehran's nuclear program and implemented it on January 16.
The comprehensive nuclear agreement terminated all nuclear-related sanctions imposed on Iran after coming into force.
A few days after the agreement was finalized in July last year, German Vice-Chancellor and Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Sigmar Gabriel visited Iran at the head of a high-ranking trade delegation, including the representatives of 20 German economic giants, and held meetings with senior Iranian officials to develop economic cooperation between the two countries.