Thailand-Bhutan Parliamentarians Friendship Group completes election of new chairman

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BANGKOK, 21 July 2015 – Members of the parliaments of Thailand and Bhutan have completed the election of the new chairman of their friendship group.

The Thailand-Bhutan Parliamentarians Friendship Group has resolved to elected Admiral Polwat Sirodom, a member of the National Legislative Assembly, as their new chairman.

The group also elected Air Chief Marshal Chalee Chanruang as the vice chairman, along with a number of NLA members as advisors, secretary-general and members of the administrative team.

The Thailand-Bhutan Parliamentarians Friendship Group has been formed to enable exchange of information and promote cordial relations between members of Thai and Bhutanese parliamentarians, which have grown stronger since 2008 when Bhutan adopted the parliamentary form of government.

Earlier in April, former group chairperson Pilaipan Sombatsiri led the Thai delegation to a bilateral meeting in Bhutan and the meeting has assured all that the ongoing political changes in Thailand will not affect good relations between the two countries.