Oil minister meets senior German official

Tehran, July 20, IRNA – Senior officials from Iran and Germany attended a joint economic session here on Monday after a closed-door meeting by Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zangeneh and the visiting Deputy to Chancellor of Germany Sigmar Gabriel.

Gabriel, who also serves as Swiss Minister for the Economy, arrived in Tehran Sunday on a Three-day visit heading a 60-member economic and business delegation.

He is visiting Iran upon an invitiation by Zangeneh to discuss promotion of Tehran-Berlin political, economic and trade cooperation.

Representatives from 10 major German firms, including Linde and Siemens, are accompanying the German deputy chancellor.

While in Iran, the German delegation, will hold separate talks with senior Iranian officials and economic activists.