TEHRAN, May 08, 2014, (FNA)- German and Iranian officials explored new avenues for the further promotion of the longstanding relations between Berlin and Tehran in various political, economic, cultural, educational and parliamentary domains.
In a meeting between Member of the Iranian Parliaments Cultural Commission Ali Motahari and German Ambassador to Iran Michael Baron von Ungern Sternberg in Tehran on Tuesday, the two sides emphasized the need for both Iran and Germany to utilize their entire abundant capacities to broaden all-out ties. Motahari underlined the importance of longstanding relations between the two countries and said Iran and Germany should make use of this valuable advantage to promote mutual cooperation.
He further called for enhanced cooperation between Iran and Germany in the fields of science, culture and education, particularly the exchange of university students. The German ambassador, for his part, said that his country attaches special significance to promotion of ties with Iran as an important country in the region and the entire world.
Late in February, Iranian and German economic officials voiced their willingness to further consolidate their countries relations through utilizing their abundant potentials. "The easing of sanctions in the current atmosphere has provided an ideal opportunity for the expansion of industrial and trade cooperation between German companies and Iran," Iranian Minister of Industries, Mines and Trade Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh said in a meeting with Horst Schrage, the head of the Hanover Chamber of Commerce, in Tehran.
The Iranian minister further commented on the new business opportunities in Iran following the easing of sanctions against the country in light of the implementation of the Geneva nuclear deal struck by Tehran and the six major world powers late in November. Following the implementation of Geneva nuclear accord struck by Iran and the Group 5+1 (the five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany) in November 24, the ground has been paved for more participation of the European countries in the Iranian lucrative market. Several European states have so far sent their trade delegations to Iran to study chances for widening trade ties and exchanges with Tehran, while more EU member states are preparing to send similar delegations to the Islamic Republic.