PATTAYA, April 11 (TNA) – Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva on Friday announced that Thailand and Cambodia will communicate more directly with each other, and more frequently, to prevent possible border clashes caused by misunderstanding.
Speaking of a bilateral discussion with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on the eve of the ASEAN+3 and +6 summits being held in this eastern resort town, Mr. Abhisit said he had discussed with the Cambodian leader regarding more comprehensive cooperation between the neighboring countries.
“We shared a common view that the clash between soldiers of both countries, which occurred on April 3, was a misunderstanding or an accident. It won’t affect our bilateral relations and cooperation,” he said.
Mr. Abhisit emphasised both sides would attempt to negotiate and communicate more directly and frequently to prevent any similar undesirable incidents.
The premier said Cambodia and Thailand would forge their cooperation in key projects.
For instance, the deputy premiers of both countries have been assigned to find a common way to jointly develop overlapping marine areas.
An agreement on the matter must be reached soon because it would benefit both countries in terms of energy stability in the future, he said.
Other projects include construction of a hydroelectric dam and loan assistance for road building. (TNA)