Foreign Minister Gabriel issued the following statement on the election of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani:
I congratulate President Hassan Rouhani on his re‑election. His victory is a sign of the broad-based support among the population for the path of economic and political openness which Iran has been following since the nuclear agreement was reached. Germany stands ready to support Iran as a partner as it continues along this road. We want to maintain this enhanced cooperation in areas such as business, science and culture.