An overview of the meeting (Source: VNA)

Geneva (VNA) – Head of the National Assembly’s Committee for External Relations Nguyen Van Giau met First Vice President of the National Legislative Assembly of Thailand (NLA) Surachai Lienboonlertchai in Geneva, Switzerland, on March 24 (local time) on the sidelines of the 138th Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly (IPU-138).

They discussed the election progress in Thailand, and measures to strengthen the relationship between the two legislative bodies.

Giau, who is a member of the IPU Executive Committee for 2016-2019, expressed his delight at the development in all fields of the bilateral ties, especially since the establishment of the Strategic Partnership in 2013.

The strategic partnership has not only promoted bilateral relations to serve their people’s interests, but also contributed to peace, stability and development in the region and tightening connectivity between ASEAN members, he said.

He suggested both sides support each other to become investment attractions of the region and facilitate the access of each country’s products to the other’s market.

With both sides’ efforts and determination, the target of 20 billion USD in two-way trade by 2020 is reachable, he added.

The Vietnamese official also affirmed that the country’s National Assembly always wants to welcome representatives from the NLA in Vietnam to discuss operation experience.

He also expressed his hope for closer cooperation between the two legislative bodies.

Last year, the two sides maintained the exchange of high-level delegations, thus helping intensify the Vietnam-Thailand friendship.-VNA