Before economic sanctions were imposed on Tehran by the West, Germany used to be one of Iran’s major trade partners and enjoyed a great share of the Iranian market, said Iranian Vice-President for Women and Family Affairs Shahindokht Molaverdi.
"In recent years, the country has lost its place in the Iranian market, and given progresses made in nuclear negotiations (between Tehran and world powers), it is expected that Germany can regain its previous position in Iran’s economy,” the Iranian vice president said.
The official made the remarks in a meeting with the visiting Vice Speaker of Germany’s Parliament Claudia Roth here in Tehran.
Negotiations between Iran and the Group 5+1 (the five permanent UNSC members plus Germany) aim to hammer out a final agreement to end more than a decade of impasse over Tehran’s peaceful nuclear program.
"During the nuclear talks, Germany, as one of the (negotiating) parties, had a good cooperation with Iran,” she noted.
At the meeting , the German official said that the progress in nuclear negotiations would be a success for Iran, Germany, and even the Europe.
"Only one step left to reach final result,” Roth stressed.
Elsewhere in her remarks, the Iranian official also raised concern over growing violence in the region and the world, specially against women and children, and called for the international efforts to remove the grounds for the spread of violence against women and children.