Thursday, 10 February 2011

Cambodian FM to attend UNSC meeting over Cambodia-Thai border dispute

via CAAI

February 09, 2011

The United Nations Security Council will hold its meeting on Feb. 14 to discuss over the border dispute between Cambodia and Thailand, said Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday afternoon.

Cambodia will send Deputy Prime Minister Hor Namhong, minister of foreign affairs and international cooperation, to explain the meeting about Thai aggression into Cambodian territory near the 11th century temple, said Hun Sen while closing the annual conference of the Ministry of Commerce.

"Now the United Nations Security Council decided to hold the meeting on Monday, the minister Hor Namhong is preparing documents to explain to the UNSC meeting," he said. "We will meet each other at the UNSC."

He said the Thai side will send its Foreign Minister Kasit Piromya to the meeting and Indonesia, as the chair of ASEAN, will also be invited to the meeting.

"Now you (Thailand) can deny in front of the UNSC and deny in front of the ASEAN," he said.

The spokesman for the Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Koy Kuong said Wednesday that the schedule of Hor Namhong's departure for New York is not yet set, "but he will arrive in New York before the next Monday meeting."

Source: Xinhua

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