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Petras AUŠTREVIČIUS Chair Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Lithuania Lietuvos Respublikos liberalų sąjūdis
 
Eva JOLY Vice-Chair Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance France Europe Écologie
 
Lars ADAKTUSSON Vice-Chair Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) Sweden Kristdemokraterna
 
Amjad BASHIR Member European Conservatives and Reformists Group United Kingdom Conservative Party
 
Luke Ming FLANAGAN Member Confederal Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left Ireland Independent
 
Roberto GUALTIERI Member Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament Italy Partito Democratico
 
Piernicola PEDICINI Member Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy Group Italy Movimento 5 Stelle
 
Herbert DORFMANN Substitute Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) Italy Südtiroler Volkspartei (Partito popolare sudtirolese)
 
Mike HOOKEM Substitute Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy Group United Kingdom United Kingdom Independence Party
 
Jean LAMBERT Substitute Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance United Kingdom Green Party
 
 
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Relations between the European Parliament and the Afghan Wolesi Jirga (lower House) were inaugurated during the 2004-2009 legislature. A first ad-hoc Delegation of the European Parliament visited the country in July 2005, aiming at deepening the understanding of the political situation before the first parliamentary elections. The next Interparliamentary contact took place in Strasbourg, in December 2006, with an official visit of the then Speaker of the Wolesi Jirga, Mr. Qanooni.

Marking the willingness of the European Parliament to strengthen nascent democratic institutions in the country, a fully-fledged Delegation for relations with Afghanistan was constituted immediately after the 2009 European elections - making it one of the youngest of the European Parliament. Due to the delicate situation prevailing in Kabul, interparliamentary exchanges have, since, taken place mainly by video-conference; the Chair of the Delegation has nonetheless been entrusted in representing the EP in January 2010 (inauguration of the Wolesi Jirga, Kabul) and, more recently, at the Bonn II International Conference on the future of Afghanistan, in November 2011, which the EP was invited to observe.