The Germany-Iran parliamentary friendship group is due to pay a visit to Tehran in the near future, Berlin’s ambassador to Tehran said. The German envoy made the remarks in a meeting here on Monday with the chairperson of women’s fraction at the Islamic Consultative Assembly Fatema Alya.
During the meeting, the Iranian MP noted the two countries’ ancient civilizations and age-old relations, and said increased parliamentary consultations and exchanges causes direct and close familiarity of either side with the existing realities, and described it as a proper way to remove the possible impediments to the two states’ relations.
Elsewhere, she pointed to man’s growing need and quest for religion and spirituality, and stressed the need for respect for divine religions and serious confrontation with the measures and movements insulting the prophets and religious sanctities in order to safeguard the rights of human beings.
The legislator noted the religious and civil rights and freedom of religious minorities in Iran, and said that such freedoms are a product of the special care and attention the Islamic Republic’s Constitutional law has paid to the rights of the said minorities.
Regarding Iran’s nuclear case, she said the recent agreement held by Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) shows Iran’s transparency and good intention and its compliance with the IAEA and international rules and regulations, and called for Germany’s support for the present trend.
For his part, the German ambassador to Tehran noted the close relations and recent consultations between the two countries’ officials.
Describing parliamentary relations as deeply-rooted and consolidated, he said Germany attaches much value and significance to such relations.
The envoy viewed talks and consultations between the two countries’ officials as much effective in the reinvigoration of bilateral ties, and said that the Germany-Iran parliamentary friendship group would soon pay a visit to Iran.
Noting his country’s respect for the Muslim minority living in Germany, he pointed to Berlin’s efforts to establish dialogue between the world of Islam and the West, and said such a move would leave positive effects on the deepening and strengthening of understanding among different religions.
To conclude his remarks, the diplomat extended an invitation to the Iranian lawmaker to pay an official visit to Germany in the near future.