Activities: Outward Delegations

Delegates at the Newborn monument in Pristina, Kosovo

MPs discuss legacy, trade and geopolitics in vibrant and ambitious Kosovo

My overall impressions of Kosovo are of a young, vibrant, and ambitious country – proud of its close associations with the United Kingdom, the US and NATO. We were made to feel extremely welcome, and the potential for further close partnership between our Parliaments and Governments is substantial and should be pursued. Kosovo is a […]

BGIPU Chair highlighted mutual climate change priorities at the Climate Forum at the National Assembly in Seoul

UK-ROK relations boosted through excellent exchanges with counterparts in Seoul

From Tuesday 28 June to Friday 1 July 2022, a BGIPU delegation visited the Republic of Korea with the aim of further enhancing bilateral relations. The delegation was led by BGIPU Chair, Harriett Baldwin MP, who was joined by Co-Chair of the Korea APPG, Zarah Sultana MP, along with Shailesh Vara MP, Chris Matheson MP and […]

UK Delegation meets the head of the Greek IPU Group, Ms Olga Kefalogianni

UK Delegation engages with Greek counterparts on migration and bilateral issues

From 9th-12th May, a BGIPU delegation visited Greece looking to further strengthen bilateral relations and gain a better understanding of the Greek political system. The delegation was led by Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP, who was joined by Chris Bryant MP, Derek Twigg MP and Angus MacNeil MP. Both the Hellenic Parliament and the British […]

Overseas travel & visits to UK Parliament suspended

In line with the latest Government advice and guidance from Public Health England, all visitor access to the Parliamentary Estate ceased from 17 March 2020 with access be restricted to official passholders and those on essential Parliamentary business.  For full details read below and check for updates. Decision by Speakers of both Houses This decision, […]

UK delegation to Lithuania visits the Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant to learn more about its decommissioning programme

Visit acknowledges centenary of UK-Lithuania relations

Following a successful visit by Lithuanian parliamentarians to the UK parliament last year, a BGIPU delegation visited Lithuania from 23rd to 27th September. The delegation was led by BGIPU and Lithuania APPG Chair, Rt Hon John Whittingdale OBE MP (Conservative), who was joined by Daniel Kawczynski MP (Conservative), Baroness Barker (Liberal Democrat), Rt Hon Lord […]

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UK delegation sees impressive transformation in Ethiopia

From 18 to 21 February, a BGIPU delegation visited Ethiopia as part of a scoping mission with the aim of boosting interparliamentary relations, including through inviting a parliamentary delegation from Ethiopia to visit London.  The delegation, comprised Rt Hon Baroness Anelay DBE, Baroness Barker and Pauline Latham OBE MP, who saw that the UK continues to be a trusted partner for the country as Ethiopia undergoes profound political transition alongside economic and social transformation under the reform policies of Prime Minister Abiy.

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BGIPU delegation to Chile reaffirms strong links with close ally in South America

From 4th to 9th November 2018 Nigel Evans MP led a cross-party delegation to Chile, comprised of Julia Lopez MP (Conservative), Dr. Lisa Cameron MP (SNP, Chile APPG Chair) and Sharon Hodgson MP (Labour, Shadow Public Health Minister) from the House of Commons, and Baroness Hooper CMG (Conservative) and Lord Rennard MBE (Lib Dem) from the House of Lords. During the weeklong visit the delegation had a series of ministerial meetings and engagements with parliamentary counterparts to discuss a wide range of issues.