Berlin/Teheran/July 6, 2014. Dr. Ali Majedi, Iran’s current Deputy Petroleum Minister for International Affairs, is to be named the ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Germany. Majedi confirmed this to the web magazine ENERGLOBE/Energy and Geopolitics. He anticipates being able to take up his responsibilities in Berlin in September, pending the approval of Germany’s Federal Foreign Office.
In an exclusive interview with ENERGLOBE, Majedi spoke for the first time about his coming appointment. He is very pleased to be coming to Germany, says Majedi, and he plans to focus in his new role on questions surrounding future economic cooperation with Germany and the EU.
With the appointment of Majedi as ambassador, Iran’s president Rouhani is dispatching to Germany one of his leading policy specialists in the international oil and gas trade. Germany occupies a key position in the European economy and is playing an important role in the 5+1 negotiations with Iran, says Majedi. According to Majedi’s own assessment, based in part on positive experiences dealing with Germany in the past, the prospects for a closer cooperation between Germany and Iran are encouraging.
Majedi has accumulated diplomatic experience over many years, last serving as Iran’s ambassador to Japan.
The complete interview with Dr. Ali Majedi appears in the June 17 issue of ENERGLOBE.