BANGKOK, May 11 (Xinhua) -- Thai Foreign Minister Kasit Piromya said on Wednesday that Thai government insisted on troop withdrawal before deploying Indonesian observers.
The foreign minister, who returned from 18th Asean Summit in Jakarta on Tuesday, tweeted Wednesday morning on the result of Monday's tripartite talks which include Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia.
He said he would propose the plan on which all three countries agreed to Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and the Cabinet for their consideration. However, Thailand insisted both countries should withdraw their troops from the areas surrounding the contested Preah Vihear temple and the adjoining community before Indonesian observers would be stationed at the contested Thai- Cambodian border area, said Kasit.
Thailand and Cambodia agreed in February, soon after their deadly clashes on Feb.4 to 7, to accept Indonesian observers on the border but the initiative was delayed after Thailand demanded that Cambodia first pulled troops out of the temple.
Editor: Yang Lina