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Preah Vihear talks held off to October

And now, for your weekly Preah Vihear update post – although I seem to have missed this news over the week. The unstable situation at the Thai capital over the past two weeks have put all border talks on hold for the moment.

Border talks with Cambodia to go ahead next month
Bangkok Post, 07 September

The meeting was to have taken place on Aug 29. Lt-Gen Wiboonsak conceded that Cambodia may not want to hold talks until the political conflict is resolved.

Another reason, he said, was the reshuffle and promotions within the Thai army. He will officially take over the post of Second Army commander on Oct 1.

Lt-Gen Wiboonsak stressed that both countries must honour the basic principle of the military reduction on equal terms.

Cambodian Foreign Minister Hor Namhong said Cambodia would withdraw all its military personnel from around the temple, which was listed as a World Heritage site on July 8, and install policemen instead.


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