US ambassador to Thailand Kristie Kenney called on both Thailand and Cambodia to exercise patience and use peaceful means to end their border conflict, reports said.
US ambassador to Thailand Kristie Kenney (left) shakes hand with Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva at Government House on April 28, 2011.
Speaking to reporters after paying a courtesy call to Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva at Government House on Thursday morning, Mrs Kenney said the two countries must refrain from using force in settling the border dispute.
She also hoped that the mechanisms of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) could bring both countries back to the negotiating table.
Thailand and Cambodia were both long-time allies of the US and the US government wants to see the border conflict resolved as soon as possible, Mrs Kenney said.