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On 29 January, Struan chaired a meeting of the parliament's Delegation for Relations with Iraq examining women's rights in the country.
On Tuesday 28 January, the Parliament's Intergroup on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development, chaired by Struan, hosted a conference called 'Water and Energy as Instruments for Peace'. Its purpose was to discuss how mutually fair and advantageous cooperation on water issues could aid in the peaceable economic and strategic development of nations in the Central Asian region.
From 25 October to 5 November, as Vice President of the European Parliament's Fisheries Committee, Struan travelled throughout Laos and Vietnam, at the invitation of these governments, to examine their prospects for aquaculture.
Struan has written a report on the visit to Iraq he conducted as Chair of the European Parliament's Delegation for Relations with Iraq at the end of November 2013.