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Iran Keen to Broaden Ties with Germany: Official

21 Oct 2020, 18:37 GMT+10

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - The Iranian president's chief of staff called for the promotion of cooperation with Germany, which he hailed as a traditional trade partner of Iran.

- Politics news -

"Germany is one of the traditional trade and economic partners of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and Tehran welcomes the enhancement of mutual cooperation," Mahmoud Vaezi said in a meeting with German Ambassador to Iran Hans Odo Motzel, held in Tehran on Tuesday.

The presidential official also highlighted the ample opportunities for cooperation between Tehran and Berlin in the political, trade and humanitarian spheres.

Pointing to Germany's involvement in the talks on Iran's nuclear program that resulted in the 2015 agreement, Vaezi said Iran would honor its JCPOA commitments provided that the other sides fulfill theirs.

For his part, the German envoy highlighted Iran's rich culture and history and its prominent role in the region, stressing the need for dialogue among the countries and cultures.

Dialogue is an effective solution to regional problems, Motzel said.

In meetings with several new European ambassadors to Tehran in late September, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called for the promotion of economic ties with European countries and stressed that bilateral trade should not be affected by the illegal and unilateral US sanctions.

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