Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Security Council urges Cambodia, Thailand to establish permanent cease-fire

via CAAI


UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 14 (Xinhua) -- The UN Security Council Monday urged Cambodia and Thailand to display maximum restraint, avoid any action that may aggravate the situation, and to establish a permanent cease-fire, the council president said.

Brazilian Ambassador to the UN Maria Ribeiro Viotti made the remarks to reporters after the council held close-door consultations on the recent armed clashes between the two south- eastern Asian countries.

The members of the Security Council expressed their great concern about the recent armed clashes, and called on the two sides to display maximum restraint and avoid any action that may aggravate the situation, said Viotti.

"The members of the Security Council further urged the parties to establish a permanent cease-fire and to implement it fully and resolve the situation peacefully and through effective dialogue," she said.

Viotti said the Security Council expressed support for the active efforts of the Association of South East Asian Nations ( ASEAN) in this matter and encouraged the parties to continue to cooperate with the organization in this regard.

The border conflict between Cambodia and Thailand from Feb. 4 to Feb.7 had killed at least eight people and injured 67 others. Tens of thousands of villagers nearby the disputed areas had fled their homes.

Editor: Mu Xuequan

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