Army chief Prayuth Chan-ocha insisted on Tuesday that the best way to settle the border dispute with Cambodia is by formal talks.
It is most important the problem is resolved by negotiation through the Thai-Cambodian Joint Boundary Commission (JBC), Gen Prayuth said.
The Foreign Ministry was trying to arrange a new meeting of the JBC to discuss the matter.
The situation along the border remained normal today, and the 2nd Army was well prepared to ensure peace and order in the border area, he said.
The Cambodians had similar security measures along the border, but that did not mean the two sides were on the verge of clashing with each other, said Gen Prayuth.
“The use of force will be the last means we will turn to.
"It’s now the government’s duty to try to end the problem through