Missions

A committee can decide to organise missions to a member state, a country outside of the EU or to international conferences. Missions are undertaken in the exercise of the powers conferred on the committee and are composed of a limited numbers of members of the committee. Committees may also send, for no more than three days, a three-member delegation to agencies for which they are principally responsible. On this page you will find all the available information relating to specific missions.

EU and Ukraine flags in front of the European Parliament building in Strasbourg, France.
Missions AFET

Members from several Committees and as well as one sub-Committee of the European Parliament, including the AFET, INTA, ENVI, BUDG and SEDE Chairs visited Kyiv, Ukraine from 25 to 26 March 2024. The high-level delegation met with representatives of the government, parliament and civil society to reiterate the EU’s unwavering support to Ukraine in the ongoing Russian war of aggression and to discuss the military situation as well as the state of play of Ukraine’s path towards EU accession.

AFET mission to Malawi and Zambia
Missions AFET

A delegation of AFET Members will travel to Lilongwe in Malawi and Lusaka in Zambia from 17 to 21 December. With this visit, MEPs aim to further strengthening bilateral and EU-Africa partnerships amidst global geopolitical challenges. Members will meet with government and parliament officials as well as with representative of civil society to discuss global and regional peace and security issues of mutual interest.

Costa Rica and Mexico flags
Missions AFET

A delegation of AFET Members travelled to Mexico and Costa Rica from 31 October to 2 November 2023 to discuss bilateral cooperation and ongoing geopolitical challenges. During their visit Members met with parliamentary counterparts, government representatives of both countries and non-governmental organisations.

European Union and UK
Missions AFET

A delegation of AFET Members traveled to the UK from 18 to 19 September 2023. This was the first time that the committee traveled to the UK since 31 January 2020 when the United Kingdom officially left the EU. The AFET delegation discussed possibilities for strengthened partnership and deepening dialogue on issues of importance in relevant areas of bilateral cooperation, including in foreign and security affairs.

Kyrgyzstan flag has a red background with a sun and a tunduk (which is the central part of the Yurt dome.
Kazakhstan fla has a turquoise blue background with in the centre of the flag a golden sun with 32 rays above a golden steppe eagle in flight.
Missions AFET

A delegation of AFET members traveled to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan from 21 to 25 August 2023. The AFET delegation discussed the regional developments and the potential for closer cooperation in the current challenging geopolitical context, including the impact of Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine and the introduction of EU sanctions on Russia.

EU flag
Missions AFET

A delegation of AFET members travelled to Japan and Taiwan from 24 to 27 July 2023. This mission contributed to strengthening the cooperation with like-minded partners in the Indo-Pacific region. The AFET visit to Japan and Taiwan allowed discussing the regional dimension and further geopolitical developments in both the Indo-Pacific and the South China Sea region.

2 flags, one of Brazil and one of Chile
Missions AFET

A delegation of AFET Members travelled to Santiago and Valparaíso (Chile) and Brasília (Brazil) from 18 to 23 June 2023. The main goal of this mission was to discuss how to make a qualitative leap in the EU-Latin America strategic bi-regional partnership in view of the CELAC-EU Summit on 17-18 July 2023.

An image of the US flag and EU flag
Missions AFET

A delegation of seven AFET Members travelled to Washington D.C. and Wisconsin, United States from 15 to 19 May. The main goal of the mission was to establish and deepen the political dialogue with the US administration and meet counterparts in Congress, following the US mid-term elections. Members held meetings with Government and Congress representatives in Washington D.C., as well as think tanks

Gambia and Senegal flag
Missions AFET

A delegation of AFET Members travelled to Banjul in The Gambia and to Dakar in Senegal from 3 to 7 April. The main goal of the mission was to contribute to further strengthening the partnerships with these countries. Members met with government and parliament officials as well as with representative of civil society to discuss global and regional security issues.

Logo of the EIB Global branch
Missions DEVE AFET

On 16 March 2023, a delegation of Members from the Committee of Foreign Affairs (AFET) and on Development (DEVE) visited the European Investment Bank in Luxembourg. Members held discussions on EIB external action, especially activities of the ‘EIB Global’ branch which was set up in January 2022. This new branch promotes investments outside the EU, supporting EU partnerships around the world, in particular in climate change, innovation and development.

Flags of Indonesia and Vietnam
Missions AFET

A delegation of AFET Members traveled to Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia and the seat of the ASEAN Secretariat, and to Hanoi in Vietnam from 20 to 24 February 2023. The main goal of the mission was to contribute to furthering the EU-ASEAN Strategic Partnership, in particular cooperation between the parliaments, and to enhancing bilateral relations with EU’s major partners in the region.

Saudi Arabia Flag
Missions AFET

A delegation of AFET Members traveled to Saudi Arabia from 19 to 20 December 2022. The main purpose of the mission of the visit was to assess the EU-Saudi Arabia and EU-GCC relations in the context of the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine and the dramatic geopolitical changes that have ensued.