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26 April 2011 :: 15:04:08 pm 53199

Foreign Minister: Thailand To Review Relations With Cambodia

Foreign Minister, Kasit Piromya is scheduled to meet Defence Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan Tuesday to review Thailand’s policy towards Cambodia following the four-day clashes, injuring many soldiers on both sides.
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Mr. Kasit said the fighting proved that Cambodia would not stop and refused to accept Thailand’s proposal to hold bilateral talks.

The foreign minister said that Thailand must therefore review its overall policy regarding Cambodia.
Mr. Kasit said he would meet with Gen Prawit when the general returns from Surin to review policy regarding Thai-Cambodian relations as 30,000 people have been displaced.

“Cambodia has deliberately launched attacks against us for many days and that went against [continued] amicable relations. Other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) should be notified of Cambodia’s hostile action.” he said.
Meanwhile, Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban said the foreign minister has not yet brought the issue to the Cabinet.
The government’s principle on the border conflict needs to be emphasized that although Thailand wants to live peacefully and will not order the army to invade its neighbours, the country will retaliate if necessary, Mr. Thaugsaban commented.
The border clash between Thai and Cambodian troops continued for four consecutive days, with the latest clash occurring Monday night and ending at 3 a.m. Tuesday morning.
The Public Health Ministry reported Tuesday that ten Thai soldiers were wounded in the late night fighting, raising the accumulative toll of injuries to 42 soldiers, while death toll remains at five.
Six grenades had reportedly fallen into a Thai village in Surin’s Phanom Dongrak district.

Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Director-General Wiboon Sanguanpong said Tuesday that three districts of Surin province, including Phanom Dongrak, Kap Choeng and Prasathas, have been declared disaster zones following the deadly clashes near Ta Muan and Ta Kwai temples.

Mr Wiboon said currently 25,835 people have been evacuated to 22 shelters since the fighting erupted April 22.

Report By: mcot

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