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.
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.