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

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.

Last delegation meeting - 23.01.20 - 11.00 to 12.30

10-02-2020 14:13
DSAS meeting 23.01.20
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DSAS meeting 23.01.20
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DSAS meeting 23.01.20
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The last meeting of the Delegation for Relations with South Asia, prior to Brexit, under the Chairmanship of Ms Nosheena Mobarik, took place on 23 January 2020. The meeting was dedicated to an exchange of views with the European Investment Bank on climate action in South Asia.