Ordinary meetings

Meeting of 6 December 2018, Brussels

The meeting of the Delegation for relations with Afghanistan took place jointly with the Delegation for relations with the countries of South Asia (DSAS) on 6 December 2018 from 14.00 to 15.30.

An exchange of views was held with representatives of the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) on their activities in South Asia, including Afghanistan.

Meeting of 10 October 2018, Brussels

The meeting of the Delegation for relations with Afghanistan took place jointly with the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) on 10 October 2018 from 14.30 to 15.15.

Meeting of 15 May 2018, Brussels

The meeting of the Delegation for relations with Afghanistan took place in association with the Subcommittee on Human Rights on 15 May 2018 from 14.30 to 15.30.

Exchange of views on the human rights situation in Afghanistan, with

  • Ms Heather Barr (Human Rights Watch) and
  • Dr Huma Saeed (Consultant with the Afghanistan Public Policy and Research Organisation).

Meeting of 21 March 2018, Brussels

The meeting of the Delegation for relations with Afghanistan took place in association with the Subcommittee on Security and Defence on 21 March 2018 from 17.00 to 18.30.

Exchange of views with:

  • Dietmar Krissler, Head of Division for Afghanistan & Pakistan, (ASIAPAC.2), EEAS
  • Marc Di Paolo, Head of Operations Policy (Afghanistan & Iraq), International Staff, NATO
  • Ambassador Batu Kutelia, McCain Institute for International Leadership, Arizona State University
  • Dorothée Vandamme, Research Fellow at the Center for the Study of Crises and International Conflicts, Catholic University of Louvain

Meeting 25 January 2018, Brussels

Exchange of views with with Mr Roland Kobia, European Union Special Envoy for Afghanistan

Meeting of 7 December 2017, Brussels

In association with the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs

With an exchange of views on migration policies with the EEAS, the European Commission, the International Organisation for Migration, Amnesty International and UNICEF

Meeting of 19 October 2017, Brussels

Exchange of views with NATO representative Megan Minnion, International Staff, on the New US Strategy and NATO's role in Afghanistan

Meeting of 28 September 2017, Brussels

The meeting focussed on the exchange of views with the EEAS on the new Afghanistan Strategy with:

  • Mr Dietmar Krissler, Deputy Head of Division for Pakistan, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and Maldives (EEAS), and
  • Mr Stefan Lock, desk officer for Afghanistan (European Commission/DG DEVCO)

Meeting of 17 May 2017, Strasbourg

In addition to the Chair's announcements, the meeting included an exchange of views on the development of regional infrastructure projects, with representatives of
  • the EEAS and
  • the European Commission.

Meeting of 9 March 2017, Brussels

An exchange of views was held with:

  • Andrey Avetisyan, UNODC Regional Representative for Afghanistan and Special Adviser to the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) on Counter-Narcotics.

Meeting of 26 January 2017, Brussels

The meeting included an exchange of views on migration issues, with
  • HE Wali Monawar, recently appointed Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan,
  • representatives from the European External Action Service,
  • various services of the European Commission (DEVCO, HOME and ECHO),
  • Mr Ayaki Ito, Deputy Director of the UNHCR Asia Office,
  • Ms Horia Mosadiq, Amnesty International researcher on Afghanistan,
  • Mr Geert Gompelman, Oxfam's Country Director for Afghanistan.

Meeting of 13 October 2016, Brussels

The meeting included an exchange of views on the results of the Afghanistan Conference (Brussels, 4-5 October, 2016) with

  • Mr Dietmar Krissler, EEAS Deputy Head of Division for Pakistan, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and Maldives.
Discussions also touched upon migration issues.

Meeting of 25 April 2016, Brussels

The meeting included an exchange of views on the security situation in Afghanistan and the region, with

  • Mr Nicolas Gosset, research fellow in Eurasian affairs (Central Asia and Afghanistan), lecturer at the Military Academy in Bruxelles.

Meeting of 25 February 2016, Brussels

An exchange of views on the security situation in the area (Afghanistan-Pakistan) was held with

  • Head of EU Delegation and EU Special Representative for Afghanistan, Mr Franz-Michael Mellbin

Meeting of 12 November 2015, Brussels

The meeting included an exchange of views with

  • the Head of the EU Delegation to Afghanistan and EU Special Representative (EUSR) for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Mr Franz-Michael Skjold Mellbin
  • the Afghan National Security Advisor Mr Hanif Atmar.

Meeting of 16 April 2015, Brussels

Exchange of views with

  • Mr Michael Koch, German Ambassador and Special Representative of the Federal Government for Afghanistan and Pakistan

Meeting of 26 March 2015, Brussels

Exchange of views with NATO and the EEAS on the security situation in Afghanistan

Meeting of 22 January 2015, Brussels

Exchange of views on the outcome of the London Conference on Afghanistan, which took place in December 2014 under the auspices of the UK.

Meeting of 20 November 2014, Brussels

Exchange of views with

  • the Charge d'Affaires of the Afghan Embassy and Mission to the EU, Mr Wali Naeemi

Constitutive meeting of 16 October 2014, Brussels