Thailand and Cambodia border talks to resume

Updated On: Aug 18, 2008

The Joint Boundary Commission (JBC), made up of representatives from Thailand and Cambodia, are set to resume border talks today in the town of Hua Hin, after two rounds of talks proved inconclusive.

Cambodia's Foreign Minister Hor Namhong said he was "optimistic the meeting will achieve a good success" and lead to "a lasting solution to border problems between Cambodia and Thailand."

About 800 troops from Cambodia and 400 from Thailand had been deployed to Preah Vihear and the surrounding area in a monthlong standoff in which weapons were drawn once but no shots were fired. The stand-off started on July 15 after the World Heritage Committee approved Cambodia's application to list the temple as a World Heritage site.

Both countries have long claimed the temple, but the World Court awarded it to Cambodia in 1962.

Bangkok Post 18 Aug 08 New round of border demarcation talks starts today http://www.bangkokpost.com/180808_News/18Aug2008_news04.php
IHT (AP), 18 Aug 08, Thailand and Cambodia to resume border talks, http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2008/08/18/asia/AS-Cambodia-Temple-Disput...

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