Iran-Germany ties benefit whole world: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (L) and his German counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier shake hands before holding a joint press conference at Villa Borsig, the guesthouse of the German Foreign Ministry in the suburbs of Berlin on June 15, 2016. (AFP)

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says cooperation with Germany is beneficial to the Middle East and the rest of the world.

Zarif made the remarks during a press conference with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Berlin on Wednesday night.

The presser was held before an iftar banquet attended by the two foreign ministers and their delegations.

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier (4th, R), Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (4th, L), and their delegations attend a working iftar meal at Villa Borsig, the guesthouse of the German Foreign Ministry in the suburbs of Berlin on June 15, 2016. (AFP)
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier (4th, R), Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (4th, L), and their delegations attend a working iftar meal at Villa Borsig, the guesthouse of the German Foreign Ministry in the suburbs of Berlin on June 15, 2016. (AFP)

Noting that Iran and Germany have always had stable ties, Zarif added that the outlook for the two country’s future relations is very bright.

“The economic cooperation between Iran and Germany has been beneficial to both countries and to the stability of the region and the world,” he said.

Iran’s foreign minister also stressed that he and his German counterpart agree that extremism is not limited to any region and must be dealt with via global cooperation.

In his turn, Steinmeier called for bolstering “the good and long tradition of German-Iranian ties” in the fields of politics, economy, business and culture.

Earlier, Zarif met with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Oslo, Norway to discuss the implementation of last year’s nuclear accord.

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