Publication date 1 January 2019

Advancing Parliamentary Partnership for Sustainable Community

Date 1/6/2019

The National Assembly of Thailand will host the ASEAN Leaders, Interface with Representatives of the ASEAN Inter–Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) during the ASEAN Summit between 20–23 June 2019 at the Intercontinental Hotel, Bangkok.


The AIPA – ASEAN Meeting during ASEAN Summit is the highest level of dialogue between AIPA and ASEAN intended to enhance cooperation between AIPA and ASEAN, support interaction between the legislative and executive branches, exchange information and discuss on the works of ASEAN at all levels as well as accelerate ASEAN Community on the basis of "people centered and realize the importance of ASEAN” and prepare for expansion of ASEAN in the future with following principles; 1) The Statutes of AIPA, Article 17 on partnership with ASEAN that included building dialogue frameworks, interaction and consultation with ASEAN in order to continue accelerating ASEAN; 2) The Resolution adopted at the 27th AIPA General Assembly in September 2006 on establishing more dialogue between AIPA leaders and ASEAN leaders during ASEAN Summit and AIPA General Assembly; 3) ASEAN Charter, Annex 2 "Entities Associated with ASEAN” that recognised AIPA as an important entity associated with ASEAN.


The 1st AIPA–ASEAN Interface was held during the 14th ASEAN Summit, 26 February – 1 March 2009 at Huahin, Prachuap Khiri Khan Province. The Thai Government and The National Assembly initiated the fully successfull first meeting and from then on the AIPA–ASEAN Interface Meeting were held 8 times.


The 9th AIPA–ASEAN Interface will be held during 20–23 June 2019 at the Intercontinental Hotel, Bangkok. The day before the Meeting the AIPA delegation will attend the AIPA Preparatory Meeting for the AIPA–ASEAN Interface to consider the AIPA Message to be delivered by the President of AIPA at the AIPA–ASEAN Interface and select issues or topics be used for setting the Agenda of the Meeting.


In 2017 the latest AIPA–ASEAN Interface was held in Manila, The Philippines with AIPA Leaders and ASEAN leaders agreed in 3 following issues: 1) Establishing of tangible cooperation and dialogue between AIPA and ASEAN at all levels; 2) Expanding cooperation as well as assistance between AIPA and ASEAN to meet the objectives of peace, stability and Sustainable Development Goals (SDG); 3) Promoting cooperation between two organizations through innovation and tangible activities.


The National Assembly of Thailand aims to push forward our works with ASEAN in order to make the ASEAN Community fulfill the ASEAN Vision 2025 and pave the way toward ASEAN Vision 2040 under the theme of "Advancing Parliamentary Partnership for Sustainable Community.”

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