Saturday, 7 May 2011

Cambodia FM reaffirms support for RI observers

via CAAI

Adianto P. Simamora, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta
Fri, 05/06/2011

Friday arrival: Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, left, talks with Indonesian Information Minister Tifatul Sembiring, right, upon arrival at Halim Perdanakusumah airport in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday. Hun Sen is in the country to attend the 18th ASEAN SUmmit that will be held on May 7-8. (AP/Irwin Fedriansyah)

Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa held bilateral talks with Cambodian Foreign Minister Hor Namhong on Friday, with the latter reaffirming his country’s support for the presence of the Indonesian observer team.

“What I want to mention is that Cambodia has formally accepted terms of reference for the Indonesian observer team,” Marty said after the meeting.

Marty said he also planned to meet with Thailand’s foreign minister later that afternoon.

The meetings with Cambodia’s and Thailand’s ministers were aimed at seeking a solution to the long-standing border dispute between the two countries.

The Bangkok Post reported that Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejajiva had indicated he had no intention of holding talks regarding the border clashes with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen in Jakarta.

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