Managing Director of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization of Zanjan, Amir Arjmand, made the remarks on Thursday.
The agreement will embark on research on mines and mineralogical studies as well, Arjmand added.
The agreement also focuses on mutual cooperation in implementation of international projects, he noted.
DFG, founded over 80 years ago, is the largest non-governmental German foundation that supports research studies.
In line with promotion of bilateral ties, Zanjan had already cooperated with the German Ruhr-University Bochum in historical salt mine of Chehrabad in the province.
Saltmen and mummies dating back to Achaemenid era (550–330 BC), have been discovered in Chehrabad salt mine.
In a relevant in 2018, Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization of Iran's Northwestern Zanjan Province signed an agreement with four European museums, a provincial cultural officer announced.
"The agreement was signed for improvement of maintenance and repair of antique items in Zanjan," then Head of Zanjan CHHTO Yahya Rahmati said.
In the fourth archeological and interdisciplinary studies of Chehrabad Salt Mine, an agreement was signed among the Cultural Heritage Organization of Zanjan, and the German Mining Museum, Bochum, western Germany; Central Museum of Roman German, Mainz, Western Germany; Frankfurt Archaeological Museum, Central Germany; and Natural History Museum, Vienna, Austria.
The agreement also contains holding exhibitions both in Iran and Germany.