Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for European and American Affairs Majid Takht Ravanchi in a meeting with Director-General for Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Near and Middle East of the German Foreign Ministry Clemens Von Goetze underlined the necessity for the further development of economic relations between the two countries. During the meeting in Tehran on Wednesday, Takht Ravanchi said Iran is ready to facilitate trade and industrial exchanges with German companies. He underlined the need for close bilateral relations in the economic fields. For his part, Goetze welcomed Iran\'ss stance on expansion of bilateral ties and referred to Iran as an important market for the German companies. Goetze is visiting Iran to exchange views with the Iranian officials on issues of mutual interest. The German official noted in an earlier meeting in Tehran that German companies are keen to win footholds in the Iranian market. Iran and Germany have tried to expand their bilateral relations in recent years through reciprocal visits by the two countries\' officials.