Thai Parliament eyeing to prepare Parliamentarians for AEC

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BANGKOK, 15 July 2012  – The Parliament is set to kick off a special plan to prompt Thai Parliamentarians for the emergence of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015.

House Speaker Somsak Kiatsuranont is scheduled to chair the opening of the “Thai Parliament towards AEC 2015”, which is jointly organized by the Secretariat of the House of Representatives and the Secretariat of the Senate, on Monday, July 16th.

The event, aimed at preparing Members of Parliament and senators for a more liberal ASEAN region in 3 years’ time, will take place at IMPACT, Muang Thong Thani.

At the Thai Parliament towards AEC 2015 event, seminars on the readiness of the new Parliament House and the preparation of Thai Parliamentarians for the AEC have been scheduled, while a football match and a tug of war game, that will be joined by members of both the Upper House and the Lower House, members of the press, officers from the Secretariat of the House of Representatives and the Secretariat of the Senate, will take place.

Other recreational activities for MPs, senators, Parliament officials, state officials and staff and journalists will also be held to promote unity and stronger collaboration from all sides towards a freer Southeast Asian region in 2015.