Friday, November 27, 2009

Not use force to settle dispute, promise the Thai-Cambodian Militaries

The Thai and Cambodian militaries agreed Friday to maintain friendly ties and will avoid using force to settle border conflicts.

The two sides held the joint border committee meeting at the Dusit Thani Pattaya.

Representatives on the Thai side including Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwn, Supreme Commander Gen Songkitti Jakkabatra, Army Commander-in-Chief Gen Anupong Paochinda, First Army Region Commander Lt Gen Khanit Saphithak.

Leading the Cambodian entourage was Deputy Prime and Defence Minister Tea Banh.

After the meeting, Prawit said the two sides agreed to use peaceful measures to deal with the border conflicts.

Prawit said the armed forces of the two countries would ensure that the two peoples would be able to go with their normal life and across-the-border trades.

Prawit said the armed forces of the two countries also agree to maintain good relations based on the international laws, sincerity and understanding

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