Vietnam, Thailand foster parliamentary ties

Top Vietnamese and Thai legislators have spoken highly of their bilateral cooperation across various fields, especially in legislation.

At talks between National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and visiting President of the National Legislative Assembly of Thailand, Pornpetch Wichitcholchai, on Monday, the two sides affirmed a closer cooperation to effectively implement an action program for strategic partnership in the 2014-2018 period. They agreed to work closely to implement important cooperative mechanisms between the two countries, including joint cabinet meetings, political consultations, high-level security dialogues, and defense policy dialogue. The two leaders agreed to enhance solidarity for the development of ASEAN and bring into full play the bloc's central role, consistent to its common principles. These include assuring unity and fostering coordination between members in regional and international issues, as well as effectively implementing the ASEAN Economic Community while aiming to build an ASEAN Political-Security Community in the future.

Source: VOV5