A parliamentary delegation headed by deputy parliament speaker Bashir Haddad traveled on Wednesday to Canada to participate in NATO's annual meetings.
The parliament’s office said in a statement that "an official delegation from the Iraqi parliament headed to the State of Canada to participate in the meetings of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly's PA 64th Annual Session".
The Parliament of Canada will host the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Parliamentary Assembly's (PA) 64th Annual Session from Friday 16 November to Monday 19 November 2018 in Halifax, Canada. The Session will bring together parliamentarians from the 29 NATO member countries as well as delegates from partner countries and observers to discuss international security issues affecting the Alliance.
The NATO Parliamentary Assembly enhances solidarity among members of the Alliance by bringing together parliamentarians from NATO member nations. Serving as an essential link between NATO and the parliaments of its member nations, the NATO Parliamentary Assembly works to build parliamentary and public consensus in support of Alliance policies. The NATO PA deals with social, cultural, political and economic issues, as well as military matters of paramount importance to NATO member nations. Parliamentarians meet and share information during regular Assembly sessions in North America and Europe.