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Hor Namhong wants to discuss about mineral exploration in "overlapping sea waters" with Thailand

Mr. Kasit shakes hand with Mr. Hor Namhong during a meeting at the Cambodian Foreign Ministry on Monday.
By Khmerization
Source: CEN

Foreign
Minister Hor Namhong has asked his Thai counterpart, Kasit Piromya, who
is on an official visit to Cambodia, to consider Cambodia’s proposal to
open a dialogue about mineral exploration in the overlapping
territorial sea waters claimed by both countries.

He proposed
that the Cambodian negotiating team will be led by Deputy PM Sok An and
the Thai side be led by Deputy PM Suthep Thausuban. Mr. Kasit has
agreed to Cambodia’s proposal and has proposed that the meeting should take place in Bangkok.

Early this month, Mr. Pierre Lellouche, France’s Secretary of State for Foreign Trade, has discussed French investments in the kingdom with Cambodian officials and said that Cambodia has awarded oil exploration rights to French oil giant Total to explore the areas. However, the operations had been put on hold because the areas are also claimed by Thailand.

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