NA Chairwoman meets embassy staff, community representatives in Thailand
National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan met with the staff of the Vietnamese Embassy in Bangkok and representatives of the Vietnamese community in Thailand on August 25. Photo: VNA
Ambassador Nguyen Hai Bang reported to the NA leader on the work of the embassy in the recent past and highlighted that the Thai royal family, governments and parliaments always attach great importance to strengthening relations with Vietnam.
Representing the Vietnamese community in Thailand, Nguyen Ngoc Anh said it has established 25 associations in various localities of the host country. They are serving as a friendship bridge between the two peoples, he added.
On behalf of the Party and State leaders, Ngan spoke highly of the contributions by the embassy staff and the Vietnamese community in Thailand. She also briefed them on Vietnam’s socio-economic situation over the recent past and stressed that the Party, State and National Assembly always give great attention, support and facilitation for the Vietnamese representative offices in foreign countries.
The leader also asked the embassy staff and members of the community to continue their work so as to nurture the Vietnam-Thailand strategic partnership for further development, and to contribute to the national construction.
She also stressed that the embassy needs to help the Vietnamese associations in Thailand to function in line with the local laws so that they and the community become a real important bridge which helps strengthen the bilateral relations.
NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan on August 25 afternoon arrived in Bangkok at the start of her trip to Thailand to attend the 40th General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA 40) and to pay an official visit to the host country from August 25-30.
The trip is being made at the invitation of Chuan Leekpai, Speaker of the House of Representatives of Thailand and also Chair of AIPA 40.
The AIPA 40 will be held under the theme of “Advancing Parliamentary Partnership for Sustainable Community”.
Ngan’s participation at the AIPA 40 continues to affirm the Vietnamese NA’s role and position in the organisation, as well as Vietnam’s active and responsible participation in the building an ASEAN Community of peace, prosperity and sustainability.
The NA leader’s Thailand visit is taking place in the context that bilateral relations are finely developing in all the fields, especially since they were promoted to a strategic partnership in 2013. Within the framework of the visit, Ngan is scheduled to meet and hold talks with many Thai leaders, assessing the implementation of the mechanisms for cooperation between the two countries, and exchanging ideas on measures to strengthen bilateral cooperation and that at regional and international forums, as well as on a number of regional and international issues of mutual concern./.