Foreign Ministry ready to clarify border disputes

The Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs is ready to provide correct understanding on the Thai-Cambodian border dispute and to counter Cambodian accusations at international stages.

Secretary to the Foreign Minister Chavanond Intarakomalyasut stated that the ministry has already issued a letter to the United Nations (UN) clarifying the Thai-Cambodian border clashes. He confirmed that governments of both sides are still in the position to solve the conflict through bilateral negotiations.

Acting to a report that Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen would raise this issue to the consideration of the UN, the secretary to the Foreign Minister said that the Cambodian prime minister had been trying to do the same thing since a border clash in 2008.

Mr Chavanond said it was time Thai people united to protect the national sovereignty and make understanding with world nations.

The secretary confirmed that Thailand still believes in peaceful negotiations and Thai Foreign Minister Kasit Piromya is working closely with his Cambodian counterpart Hor Namhong in arranging a Joint Border Committee meeting at the end of this month to end border disputes.


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