Bangkok, Thailand (Illustrative image. Source: internet)
Bangkok (VNA/NNT) - Thailand is preparing to play host to the annual gathering of ASEAN parliamentarians in 2019. 

Deputy Secretary-General of the House of Representatives, Pornpith Phetchareon on Augut 10 chaired a meeting to discuss preparations for hosting the 40th ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) in 2019. 

The meeting was attended by executives and officials from the Secretariat of the House of Representatives and the Secretariat of the Senate. They shared ideas about accommodating leaders and parliamentarians from the 10 ASEAN member nations, as well as representatives from various other countries and organisations.

The organizing committee acknowledged the many gatherings to take place in 2019, including the ASEAN Summit, the AIPA Fact-Finding Committee (AIFOCOM) meeting and the main AIPA assembly. The committee is committed to ensuring that all the requisite arrangements are completed ahead of time.-VNA/NNT