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ASEAN ministers to seek solution of Thailand-Cambodia dispute

Indonesian President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

JAKARTA, Feb. 21 (Xinhua) — All ASEAN foreign
ministers are to hold a one-day informal meeting in Jakarta on Tuesday
to find a solution for the border dispute of Thailand and Cambodia that
has killed scores of people, Indonesian officials said here Monday.

Indonesia, the chairman of ASEAN, has taken initiative to bring the
two countries to the negotiation table. “As ASEAN under the
chairmanship of Indonesia, Indonesian President (Susilo Bambang
Yudhoyono) has asked to try to look for an initiative to settle the
conflict of ASEAN members,” presidential spokesman Teuku Faizasyah told
Xinhua by phone.

All the ASEAN foreign ministers were to gather in the Indonesian
Foreign Ministry Office on Tuesday for the informal ASEAN Minister
Meeting, focusing on discussing for a way out of the border dispute, a
press official of the ministry told Xinhua by phone.

Earlier this month, President Yudhoyono asked Indonesian Foreign
Minister Marty Natalegawa to visit both countries to encourage them to
terminate the conflict through negotiation.

Military commanders of Cambodian and Thai armies have agreed for a
ceasefire for the conflict in the areas near to the Preah Vihear
Temple, after fire exchange clashes earlier this month that killed 10
people.

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