German State Secretary Markus Ederer, at his meeting with Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for European and American Affairs, Majid Takht-Ravanchi, conveyed the condolatory message of his country’s Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel to Iranian FM Zarif on Zemestanyurt mine incident in Azadshahr and voiced Germany’s readiness to provide Iran with all sorts of technical assistance.
Ederer recalled that a collection of all-round economic cooperation had been launched two years earlier in time with the visit of Sigmar Hartmut Gabriel to Iran asserting “we are willing to strengthen economic relations with Tehran.”
“Germany will remain committed to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and will spare no effort to fulfill its provisions,” he continued.
The visiting official also expressed readiness of the European country for financial and banking collaborations.
Also at the meeting, Iran’s Deputy FM Takht-Ravanchi referred to the age-old relations between the two sides saying “we are after deepening bilateral ties with Germans and expect previous economic agreements to be pursued more seriously by resolving possible banking issues.”
The session also emphasized the need to continue political and parliamentary negotiations. The two parties further mulled over regional issues particularly the ones related to Syria and Yemen.
Germany’s Ederer rejected military actions as a solution to regional crises and described diplomatic dialogue as the only way out of present conditions.
In the same line, he said Germany’s policy was to support territorial integrity of regional countries and the fight against terrorism and instability.
Takht-Ravanchi, for his part, delineated policies of the Islamic Republic of Iran towards resolving regional issues stressing that “Iran considers regional stability, peace and security via fight against terrorism as a top priority.”