Parliamentary Friendship Groups

Parliamentary friendship groups are Assembly bodies that can be established in the National Assembly for the purpose of voluntary improvement of relations and cooperation of out country with other countries. When a parliamentary friendship group is established, mutually expressed interest in cooperation between Parliaments represents the staring point.

When an MP wishes to create a parliamentary friendship group, he/she submits an application to the Speaker of the National Assembly. The Foreign Affairs Committee makes a decision on the establishment, and selects a Head and members of parliamentary friendship groups; approves decisions on the exchange of visits with parliamentary friendship groups of representative bodies of other countries, and keeps a record of membership.


Parliamentary friendship group

Parliamentary friendship group Number of members
Albania 25
Algeria 16
Angola 14
Argentina 28
Armenia 28
Australia 38
Austria 72
Azerbaijan 31
Bahamas 25
Bahrain 15
Belarus 37
Belgium 40
Bhutan 6
Bolivia 2
Bosnia and Herzegovina 72
Botswana 22
Brazil 44
Bulgaria 37
Burundi 10
Cabo Verde 5
Cambodia 10
Cameroon 23
Canada 42
Central African Republic 22
Chile 18
China 127
Comoros 23
Congo 23
Croatia 40
Cuba 53
Cyprus 49
Czech Republic 39
Democratic People's Republic of Korea 15
Democratic Republic of the Congo 9
Denmark 31
Djibouti 5
Dominican Republic 24
Ecuador 25
Egypt 52
El Salvador 4
Equatorial Guinea 23
Eritrea 24
Estonia 5
Ethiopia 12
Fiji 8
Finland 24
France 91
Gambia 5
Georgia 19
Germany 100
Ghana 16
Greece 102
Grenada 23
Guatemala 8
Guinea-Bissau 23
Guyana 5
Holy See 17
Hungary 92
Iceland 5
India 33
Indonesia 21
Iran 26
Iraq 18
Ireland 22
Israel 65
Italy 101
Jamaica 25
Japan 72
Jordan 15
Kazakhstan 32
Kenya 8
Kuwait 23
Kyrgyzstan 23
Laos 24
Latvia 9
Lebanon 5
Lesotho 11
Liberia 23
Liechtenstein 8
Lithuania 12
Luxemburg 26
Madagascar 23
Malawi 6
Malaysia 18
Mali 23
Malta 29
Mauritius 30
Mexico 30
Micronesia 3
Moldova 15
Montenegro 69
Morocco 37
Mozambique 23
Myanmar 10
Namibia 10
Nauru 22
Nepal 11
Netherlands 39
Nicaragua 23
Nigeria 23
North Macedonia 41
Norway 64
Oman 10
Pakistan 9
Palau 23
Palestine 13
Papua New Guinea 24
Paraguay 26
Peru 4
PFG with the Countries of Sub-Saharan Africa 14
Philippines 19
Poland 27
Portugal 52
Qatar 29
Republic of Korea 18
Romania 31
Russia 154
Rwanda 8
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 28
Sao Tome and Principe 23
Saudi Arabia 15
Sierra Leone 10
Slovakia 28
Slovenia 59
Solomon Islands 23
South African Republic 18
South Sudan 23
Sovereign Order of Malta 15
Spain 93
Sri Lanka 27
Sudan 24
Suriname 23
Sweden 50
Switzerland 68
Syria 11
Tajikistan 8
Togo 23
Trinidad and Tobago 23
Tunisia 26
Turkey 85
Turkmenistan 10
Uganda 9
Ukraine 25
United Arab Emirates 71
United Kingdom 76
United States of America 122
Uruguay 24
Uzbekistan 30
Venezuela 21
Vietnam 10
Zambia 10
Zimbabwe 10
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