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Thailand, Cambodia to discuss border fight

Written By vibykhmer on Sunday, April 5, 2009 | 1:44 PM

BANGKOK, April 5 (UPI) -- Thailand's prime minster Sunday said he wants to move quickly to resolve a border conflict with Cambodia that claimed the lives of two Thai soldiers.

The soldiers died Friday in an exchange of gunfire between Thai and Cambodian troops along the shared border.
Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said the border dispute would top his agenda when he meets with Cambodian Prime Minister Hunsen during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Plus Three summit that starts Saturday in Thailand, China's state-run news agency, Xinhua, reported.

Abhisit said Thailand respects an International Court ruling that awarded the 900-year-old Preah Vihear temple to Cambodia in 1962, but remains concerned about maintaining territorial rights to Thailand's northeastern province of Si Sa Ket, which borders Cambodia.


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