Next meetingof the Delegation for relations with Iraq will take place on Thursday, 14 July 2016, from 9.00 to 10.30 in Brussels, room ASP A5E2.
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. By the EP decision of 6 May 2009, the status of the Delegation was upgraded to the Permanent Delegation for Relations with Iraq, with the constitutive meeting on 30 September 2009.
The last inter-parliamentary meeting, held in December 2014 in Brussels, highly contributed to uphold continued cooperation, by creating the necessary framework for open debates on priority issues, such as: Fighting the widespread jihadist terrorism perpetrated by the so-called "Islamic State", Security and Regional issues, refugees, Internally Displaced People and EU cooperation assistance. A great deal of interest is granted to enhancing cooperation in: inclusiveness of all religious and ethnic components in the decision making process, Human Rights, the situation of women in Iraq and Family Law provisions, education, health and environment, economy, investment & construction; oil, gas and energy; parliamentary development.