Delegation to the EU-Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee

The European Parliament’s Delegation to the EU-Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee focuses on developing relations with Turkey, and particularly with its parliament, the Grand National Assembly.

As the name of the delegation indicates, a specific forum – a “Joint Parliamentary Committee” – has been established to bring together elected representatives from the European and Turkish legislatures.

In addition to its work in the Joint Parliamentary Committee, the EP delegation also maintains contacts with Turkish civil society. Through its regular meetings in Strasbourg and Brussels, the delegation provides a forum for a variety of voices on Turkey – those of researchers and officials, business representatives and ordinary citizens – to be heard.

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Delegation for relations with the Arabian Peninsula

The Delegation for relations with the Arab Peninsula is responsible for maintaining and developing relations between the European Parliament and the countries of the Arab Peninsula (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen) and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

Among the delegation’s partners, the GCC has a particular role: the Council – much like the EU – works on some of the complex challenges affecting its region.

The EP delegation highlights Parliament’s political priorities through its regular meetings with counterparts from all the countries of the Arab Peninsula in the “inter-parliamentary meetings” (IPMs) format, which are held either in the European Parliament or in the Gulf countries.

In addition, the delegation holds regular meetings in Brussels and Strasbourg to discuss bilateral and multilateral relations and pressing issues. Senior staff from the European External Action Service and the Commission, researchers from think tanks, non-governmental organizations and diplomats all regularly contribute to the discussions in these meetings.

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