ASEAN chair to arrange Cambodia-Thailand meetings

Indonesia, in the status of ASEAN chair, is arranging meetings for defense ministers and border chiefs of Cambodia and Thailand, according to Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen.

PM Hun Sen revealed the information during a visit to some 500 disabled soldiers and their families in Chhouk district of Kampot province on Mar. 5.

Foreign military envoy delegations visit Preah Vihear temple (Photo: VNA)

PM Hun Sen said that Indonesian foreign minister Marty M. Natalegawa was preparing for meetings of Cambodia-Thai General Border Committee and Joint Border Committee on Demarcation for Land Boundary (JBC) in Jakarta , Indonesia . Cambodia welcomed the action by the ASEAN Chair and expressed his belief that Indonesia would be the referee, and the country needs to take notes of every agreement between Cambodia and Thailand .

Earlier, on Mar. 4, Indonesian foreign minister Marty M. Natalegawa sent a letter to Cambodian and Thai foreign ministers and other foreign ministers of ASEAN members, saying that Cambodia accepted the terms of reference for the Indonesian observers to the border disputed areas and Thailand agreed on principle and will consider the details in the coming time.

According to the Cambodian PM, Cambodia arranged 14 places for the observers during a period of 12 months, and the points could be added and the time could be extended.


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