Thailand 's parliament is set to host an international meeting of parliamentarians from 10 ASEAN nations, which will focus on the region's readiness to handle natural disaster.

The 4th ASEAN Inter Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) Caucus, scheduled for April 30 to May 3 in Bangkok , will draw parliamentarians from 10 Southeast Asian countries.

The main discussion topics at this year's meeting include the update on the implementation of AIPA, the presentation on each country's disaster management programme and draft laws on disaster management as well as the establishment of the AIPA Caucus Group of Parliamentarians, Senate Speaker General Thiradej Meepian said at a press conference on April 25 on preparations for the upcoming international gathering.

The Senate Speaker stated that Thailand hopes that its hosting of the event will help boost confidence in the country on the international stage while promoting close cooperation in various areas among all ASEAN member nations.-VNA/NNT