The Delegations of the European Parliament 

The European Parliament’s delegations maintain relations and exchange information with parliaments in non-EU countries. Through its delegations, the European Parliament helps to represent the European Union externally and to promote in third countries the values on which the European Union is founded, namely the principles of liberty, democracy, respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms, and the rule of law.

There are several types of delegations: joint parliamentary committees, parliamentary cooperation committees, other interparliamentary delegations and delegations to multilateral parliamentary assemblies.