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Thai deputy PM meets Cambodian PM in amicable talks

BANGKOK, Feb 17 – Thai Deputy Prime Minister Trairong
Suwannakhiri and Deputy Commerce Minister Alongkorn Ponlaboot met
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen at Cambodia’s Government House on
Thursday in a meeting they described as having a friendly atmosphere.

The meeting was the first meeting of Thailand’s deputy prime minister
with Cambodian leader after the border clashes on Feb 4-7 which killed
at least eight people on both sides.

The visit of Thai delegates to Cambodia was to attend the first
Thai-Cambodian business summit and the Thailand Trade Fair in Phnom
Penh held from February 17-20. Out of 175 booths at the trade fair, 150
booths are Thai participators including 53 private companies and 25
booths belong to Cambodian traders.

Mr Trirong said after meeting the Cambodian prime minister that apart
from trade talks, Mr Hun Sen raised the border issue at the meeting,
asking him to convey a message to Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva
that Cambodia intends to end a border conflict and to cooperate with
Thailand for a joint demarcation.

The Cambodian leader also stated that he was willing to comply with
a permanent ceasefire and bilateral talks as advised by the UN Security
Council but what Cambodia wants to see is a third party from ASEAN or
ASEAN chair to witness the negotiation.

“Mr Hun Sen wants to see fraternity between the two countries but he
does not want to see a war of words. I told him that the Thai
government was careful on the matter but unable to gag other groups of
people in the country. The meeting is considered positive for bilateral
relations,” Mr  Trirong said. (MCOT online news)

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