Ordentliche Sitzungen

Meeting of 6 December 2018, Brussels

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DSAS meeting 06/12/2018 © European Parliemant

The joint meeting of the Delegation for Relations with South Asia and the Delegation for Relations with Afghanistan focused on a very informative exchange of views with representatives of the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS). See online brochures of UNOPS (under meeting documents) for more information on their activities.

Meeting of 18 October 2018, Brussels

The meeting of the delegation with the countries of South Asia was held on 18 October 2018, from 14.00 to 15.00 in room ASP 5G 365. It was dedicated mainly to prepare the upcoming delgation to Pakistan.

Meeting of 14 November 2018, Strasbourg

The meeting of the delegation with the countries of South Asia was held in Strasbourg on 14 November 2018, from 16.00 to 17.30 in room LOW R3.1. There were exchange of views with the Ambassador of Bhutan and with the Ambassador of Sri Lanka. The Chair debriefed Members and Ambassadors on the recent mission of the delegation to Pakistan.

Meeting of 13 September 2018

The meeting of the Delegation for relations with the countries of South Asia took place as foreseen.



Meeting of 19 April 2018, Strasbourg

During this meetings the following topics were addressed:
  • Debriefing by the chair on the mission to Bangladesh from 12 to 14 February 2018
  • Situation in the Maldives

Meeting of 21 January 2018, Brussels

The meeting was held jointly with the Commiittee on Foreign Affairs and in association with the Subcommittee on Defence on the point of exchange of views with H.E. Mr Khurram Dastgir Khan, Minister for Defence of Pakistan and Chair of the EU-Pakistan Parliamentary friendship group

There was also a debriefing from on the general elections in Nepal (November and December 2017) and an update on the political and economic situation in Bangladesh, ahead of the official mission on 12 to 14 February 2018

Meeting of 7 December 2017

Meeting of the delegation with the following agenda:

- Debriefing on the mission to Maldives and Sri Lanka (30 Oct. - 3 Nov. 2017)
- Exchange of views with H.E. Mr Mohammed Shahdat Hossain, Ambassador of Bangladesh to the EU, on lattest developments in EU-Bangladesh relations

Meeting of 22 June 2017, Brussels

The meeting included a debriefing on the mission to Nepal and Bhutan that took place on 22-26 May 2017.

Exchanges of views were held on:
  • latest developments in EU-Sri Lanka relations with H.E. Mr.Rodney Perera, Ambassador of Sri Lanka;
  • latest developments in EU-Maldives relations, with H.E. Mr. Ahmed Shiaan, Ambassador of the Maldives.
Finally, MEPs exchanged views on the working programme for autumn 2017.

Meeting of 11 May 2017, Brussels

The agenda included points on:
  • the election of 1st and 2nd Vice-Chair of the Delegation;
  • an exchange of views on the current situation in Bangladesh, with:
    - Hon. Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Mr Anisul Huq, and
    - Hon. State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Shahriar Alam.

Meeting of 27 April 2017, Brussels

The agenda included points on
  • the election of 1st and 2nd Vice-Chair of the Delegation;
  • an exchange of views on the preparation for the forthcoming official visit to Nepal and Bhutan (22-26 May 2017) with
    - H.E. Mr. Lok Bahadur Thapa, Ambassador of Nepal
    - H.E. Ms Pema Choden, Ambassador of Bhutan.

Meeting of 24 January 2017, Brussels

The meeting included points on:
  • the election of 2 Vice-Chairs of the Delegation
  • an exchange of views with H.E. Mr. Khurram Dastgir Khan, Federal Minister for Commerce of the Government of Pakistan.

Meeting of 8 December 2016, Brussels

The meeting included an exchange of views on the EU relations with the South Asian countries in the trade sector, with special focus on the garment sector. Briefings were given by:
  • Mr Denis Baresch, DG Trade
  • Ms Irene Wintermayr, International Labour Organisation (ILO).

Meeting of 23 November 2016, Brussels

The meeting included:
  • a debriefing by the Chair on the recent mission to Sri Lanka (31.10. - 3.11.2016)
  • an exchange of views on the recent developments in the Maldives with Signe Ohakas, desk officer from the EEAS.

Meeting of 26 March 2015, Brussels

The meeting included exchanges of views on:
  • Human Rights in Bangladesh (Briefing by the DROI Delegation 16-20 February 2015)
  • current situation in Nepal (briefing by the EEAS and the Embassy of Nepal).