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The German-Iranian Joint Energy Committee met today in Teheran for discussions on recent developments in the energy sector in Iran and in Gernany with a focus on Oil and Gas, Energy (Electricity) Planning and Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency, including Energy Management.

The Committee will continue its meetings until 26 October 2017. The inaugural meeting was opened by Dr. Amir Hossein Zamaninia, Deputy Minister for Trade and International Affairs, Ministry of Petroleum, Michael Klor-Berchtold, German Ambassador to Iran, Mr. Hossein Esmaeli, General Director of Europe, American and Caspian Sea, Neighboring Countries, Ministry of Petroleum, and Ms. Ursula Borak, Deputy Director General for International Energy Policy, Fossil Fuels and Nuclear Energy, German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.

German ambassador to Iran, Michael Klor-Berchtold, on the occasion of the Inaugural Meeting of the German-Iranian Joint Energy Committee said, "This meeting today is another example of the close cooperation between our two countries. It is one of the outcomes of the Joint German-Iranian Economic Commission which was held about one year ago for the first time in 15 years here in Tehran".

Klor-Berchtold added that I am glad to see this action happening today, especially in the field of energy. The first German investments in Iran that I witnessed as German Ambassador were two solar plants in Hamedan.

These solar plants were the first substantial solar plants being installed in Iran. This German-Iranian project underlines our common goal of a secure, affordable and sustainable energy supply for our future economic development.

Germany is one of the front-runners of this development. The energy transition, we call it Energiewende, is one of our crucial political projects.

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