German, Iranian MPs in talks on expanding parliamentary ties

Berlin, Jun 28, IRNA — German and Iranian lawmakers held talks in Berlin aimed at expanding parliamentary relations, Iranian MP Hojjatoleslam Gholamreza Mesbahi Moghadam told IRNA here Friday.
Meeting with the head of the German-Iranian parliamentary group, Rolf Muetzenich, Mesbahi Moghadam said talks focused on boosting bilateral ties.

Mesbahi Moghadam said the recent Iran visit by a German parliamentary delegation was part of a new effort to deepen these ties.

The Iranian parliamentary deputy met also with chairman of the economic committee of the German parliament, Peter Ramsauer, dwelling on ways to promote bilateral trade ties.

Both sides pointed out that anti-Iran sanctions were in the past an obstacle in boosting economic relations, urging German legislators to call on their foreign minister to lead the way in expanding ties with Iran in all spheres, according to Mesbahi Moghadam.

He referred also to a meeting with the head of the Middle East section in the German foreign ministry, saying the German side was in fact interested in upgrading political, economic and cultural

ties with Tehran.

Mesbahi Moghadam who was in Germany together with his Iranian counterpart Siamak Meresedgh to attend a religious dialogue conference, met also with Catholic and Protestant church representatives..



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