A Permanent ad hoc Delegation for the relations with Iraq has been in place since February 2008 with the aim of establishing a regular dialogue between the European Parliament and the Iraqi Council of Representatives. The two inter-parliamentary meetings, held in September 2008 (Brussels) and April 2009 (Strasbourg), highly contributed to uphold continued cooperation, by creating the necessary framework for open debates on priority issues, such as: the situation of women in Iraq and Family Law provisions, security and regional issues, refugees and EU cooperation assistance. A great deal of interest is granted to enhancing cooperation in: education; health and environment; economy, investment & construction; oil, gas and energy; parliamentary development. By the European Parliament decision of 6 May 2009, the status of the Delegation was upgraded to the Permanent Delegation for the relations with Iraq, with the constitutive meeting on 30 September 2009.
You can contact the Secretariat of the Delegation for relations with Iraq by email at the following address: