Larijani, German FM discuss expansion of ties

FRANKFURT, Aug. 29 (MNA) – Iran Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani in a telephone conversation with German FM Steinmeier discussed various bilateral, regional and international issues.

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani who is en route New York to attend the Fourth World Conference of Speakers of Parliaments made a short stop in Frankfurt, Germany on Saturday.

During this short stop, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier who was in Berlin at the time extended his welcome to the Iranian official and discussed various important bilateral, regional and international issues in a phone conversation.

The German diplomat highlighted the positive international conditions for economic cooperation with the Islamic Republic following the conclusion of Iran and the 5+1 nuclear negotiations, saying “in my October visit to Tehran, we are hoping to achieve good results in reviewing the grounds for developing cooperation.”

On Monday, the German minister said he plans to travel to Iran in October, sending a strong signal that Europe's largest economy wants to quickly rebuild economic and political ties with the Islamic Republic. His visit comes as relations between Tehran and the West continue to thaw weeks after they reached a historic nuclear deal in July.

Ali Larijani, for his part, underscored Germany’s positive role during the nuclear negotiations, expressing hope that the upcoming visits by German officials and companies will further boost the economic relations between the two countries.

Larijani heading a delegation of seven lawmakers left Tehran for New York this morning to attend the Fourth World Conference of Speakers of Parliaments due to be held at the United Nations Headquarters from Monday 31 August to Wednesday 2 September 2015. The overall theme of the Conference is peace, democracy and development as seen by parliaments.

 

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