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News number: 8904190540

16:19 | 2010-07-10

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Iran, Germany to Boost Media Cooperation

TEHRAN (FNA)- Tehran and Berlin agreed to expand their media cooperation following a visit to Germany by Head of Iran's state-run TV Ezatollah Zarqami.



The German ZDF and ARD-TV had invited Zarqami to Germany, where they made their request for stronger ties.

"It was a good opportunity to hold talks with the heads of the channels …, visit their facilities and become more familiar with their media activities," Zarqami told press tv.

During the meeting, the exchange of popular programs, movies, TV dramas, animations and documentaries were discussed. The German channels expressed their special interest in cooperation in the area of news.

Zarqami expressed confidence in future collaborations with European media outlets.

"I believe based on the interest of the two nations in one another … and notwithstanding some historical and political ups and downs, we can have a very constructive cooperation and help bring our two nations closer," Zarqami said.

The Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) chief expressed the hope that Iranian programs would be aired in Germany soon.