Welcome from the Chair

Welcome to the webpages of the European Parliament's Delegation for Relations with the countries of South Asia. This delegation is responsible for inter-parliamentary relations with Bangladesh, Bhutan, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

We meet at regular intervals with the Ambassadors of the respective countries, with representatives of the European External Action Service, with think tanks and NGOs, and of course with Members of Parliament of the countries concerned. This delegation also pays official visits to these countries for so-called inter-parliamentary meetings.

Discussions have focused on democracy, human rights, good governance, development cooperation, regional integration, trade and climate change, among others. Relations with these countries are based on different legal grounds, reflecting diverse patterns of intensity in commercial exchanges, investment flows, development cooperation, technical assistance, or cultural links.

You will find more details on our work and meetings in these pages. Often, our meetings are web-streamed and you are most welcome to follow our discussions live.

The Chair

Last delegation meeting - 12.10.20 - 09.00 to 10.00 (semi-remote meeting)

12-10-2020 - 14:40
At the meeting of the Delegation for Relations with South Asia which took place on Monday 12 October 2020, Mr Nicola Procaccini (ECR, Italy) was elected Chair of the Delegation and Ms Evelyn Regner (S&D, Austria) was elected First Vice-Chair.

The next meeting of the Delegation for relations with the countries of South Asia

28-07-2020 - 17:40
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the President of the European Parliament and its political leaders have modified Parliament's calendar of activities. The aim is to enable Parliament to exercise its core functions, while complying with the duty of care for its Members and staff and protecting public health.

As a result, most meetings and missions of Parliament's delegations during the second semester of 2020 have been cancelled or postponed.

When the delegations are able to resume normal activities, the calendar section of this page will provide details.

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