Vice-speaker of Thailand’s parliament stressed the need for Asian governments to consolidate ties and strengthen peace and friendship in the continent. The Thai legislator made the remarks in a meeting with his Iranian counterpart Seyed Hassan Abu Torabifard in Bangkok on Friday.
During the meeting, the Thai lawmaker noted Asia’s high potentials and abundant capabilities, specially in supplying world energy, and said that the ancient continent can play a more desirable role in materializing the interests of the Asian nations.
He further pointed to the convergent and parallel approaches pursued by the Asian states, and called on the Asian Parliaments Assembly member states to turn the APA into a dynamic and efficient body in the continent.
He also told his Iranian counterpart that he would pay a visit to the Islamic Republic next week to attend the second summit of the APA parliamentary heads and speakers in Tehran on November 19.
For his part, the Iranian vice-speaker briefed the other side about the latest trend of APA developments.
Abu Torabifard also reiterated the need for the Asian parliaments to enhance coordination to materialize the goals of the APA, and welcomed the visit to Tehran by his Thai counterpart.
Elsewhere, the Iranian MP viewed Thailand as a significant and developed country, and said that Bangkok can play an effective role in increasing proximity among the Asian parliaments.
He also said that the second APA meeting in Tehran is due to review political, economic, cultural and social documents and discuss an agreement on the establishment of an integrated energy and fossil fuel market.