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President of the National Assembly and President of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) welcomed H.E. Mr. Uong Chu Luu, Vice-President of the National Assembly of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, and delegates

Date 22/6/2019

          On 22nd June 2019 at 16.50 hrs., at Pinnacle Room 4, 4th Floor InterContinental Bangkok Hotel, H.E. Mr. Chuan Leekpai, President of the National Assembly and President of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA), welcomed H.E. Mr. Uong Chu Luu, Vice-President of the National Assembly of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, and the delegates during the courtesy call on the occasion of attending the AIPA Preparatory Meeting of the AIPA Delegates and AIPA-ASEAN Interface during the 34th ASEAN Summit and also praised him and his works and mentioned the development of relations between two countries in all dimensions.

          Moreover, when he was in the first term of Prime Minister, he led the delegation to Vietnam for official visit in 1994. During the visit, he received the plant called Xa Cu in Vietnamese (African Mahogany).  This kind of plants are commonly found in Vietnam and they are very useful. Then he brought it to Thailand. Today he would like to give it to H.E. Mr. Uong Chu Luu to represent relations between two countries. The relations between two parliaments is also good both in bilateral and multilateral level and he hoped that we would have more cooperation further. It is a pleasure for the National Assembly of Thailand to fully cooperate and support. In addition, H.E. Mr. Chuan Leekpai invited President and Vice-President of the National Assembly of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to attend the 40th AIPA General Assembly which will be hosted by the National Assembly of Thailand in August in Bangkok. He also conveyed the message which expressed the best wishes to H.E. Mr. Nguyễn Xuân Phúc, the Prime Minister of Vietnam, who led the delegation to attend the 34th ASEAN Summit in Thailand. 

          H.E. Mr. Uong Chu Luu thanked H.E. Mr. Chuan Leekpai for the reception and congratulated him for being appointed to be the Speaker of the House of Representatives. He also congratulated Thailand for successful general election and the parliament led by the experienced Speaker of the House of Representatives. Furthermore, he thanked the Thai government for supporting Vietnam to be elected by the United Nations General Assembly to be the non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council in the Asia-Pacific quota for 2-year term beginning from 2020 and Vietnam will assume the ASEAN chairmanship after Thailand.  

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