Cambodia and Thailand to meet for Preah Vihear talks again on Aug 18

The tension at the border seems to have abated at the moment, although the situation remains unresolved. Thailand will host a third round of talks on August 18 while Cambodia is in the midst of forming a new government.

Border meeting
Bangkok Post, 07 August 2008

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e-Travel Blackboard, 05 August 2008

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Phnom Penh – Foreign Minister Tej Bunnag will host his Cambodian counterpart Foreign Minister Hor Namhong in another effort to settle the potentially explosive border dispute, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Wednesday.

In a speech broadcast on state radio, Hun Sen said talks between Hor Namhong and Bunnag would be held in Hua Hin, where His Majesty the King of Thailand has a seaside palace.

“Hor Namhong will meet his Thai counterpart … on Aug 18. Hor Namhong will then” have an audience with His Majesty, Hun Sen said at a rice farming ceremony in the southwestern province of Kampong Speu, 40 kilometres west of the capital.

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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