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Thailand approves documents for ASEAN summit consideration

In Uncategorized on December 31, 2008 at 3:53 pm

Bangkok (VNA) – The Thai government on December 30 approved 11 documents which will be proposed at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit, local media reported.

There are a total of 33 documents issued by Thailand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and they are expected to be submitted to the Thai Parliament for approval on January 7, Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs Veerasak Footrakul was quoted by the Thai news agency (TNA) as saying.

Among the 33 documents requiring parliamentary approval are agreements under the ASEAN framework and proposed community, a draft agreement on regional trade, ASEAN’s draft framework on relaxed formalities in cross-border transport, and a draft ASEAN multilateral agreement on liberalisation of air cargo transport, and related documents.

The 14 th ASEAN summit is scheduled to be held in February in Bangkok, according to TNA. –

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