Sunday, 27 February 2011

Indonesian military team visits disputed Thai-Cambodia border

via CAAI

An Indonesian military team has visited the disputed Cambodia-Thai border area to pave the way for deployment of Indonesian observers.

A senior Cambodian defense official says the Indonesian advance team visited the ancient Cambodian temple of Preah Vihear and the surrounding area to find a suitable location.

Cambodia and Thailand agreed during an ASEAN foreign ministers' meeting in Jakarta on Tuesday to invite Indonesia to deploy civilian and military observers to monitor a ceasefire agreement in the border area.

Indonesian foreign minister Marty Natalegawa says Indonesia will dispatch two separate teams to Cambodia and Thailand, each consisting of 15 to 20 military personnel and civilians.

The recent conflict left at least 10 people dead, nearly 100 wounded and more than 25,000 people displaced on both sides.

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