The Catholic Church and East Germany's Communist Government signed an agreement in East Berlin last week which will allow the training of medical specialists for work in Catholic social institutions.
The news agency report said the agreement showed East Germany's desire for a continuation of "correct" relations between Church and State.
The accord comes one month after Archbishop Agostini Casaroli, the Vatican "Foreign Minister," made an official visit to East Germany.
The Protestant Church has made a similar agreement, the agency said. Both Catholics and Protestants have expressed concern over discrimination in higher education and better jobs on religious grounds.