Catherine Ashton, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice President of the European Commission on 11 May 2012 signed the EU-Iraq Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (PCA) with the Foreign Minister of Iraq Hoshyar Zebari. The Foreign Affairs Committee approved on Monday the historic agreement, by 47 votes to 0, with 2 abstentions.

The PCA is the first ever framework agreement between the EU and Iraq. Concretely, it establishes a platform for cooperation and actio...

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