Thai, Cambodian PMs pledge to avoid armed clashes

Cambodian PM Hun Sen and his Thai counterpart pledged to avoid armed clashes along the shared border.

Updated: Sep 29, 2010, 16:20 PM IST

Phnom Penh: Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen
and his Thai counterpart Abhisit Vejjajiva pledged to avoid
armed clashes along the shared border, a Cambodian official
said.

It was one of the four points both leaders reached a
consensus on during their 40 minute meeting on the sidelines
of the US-ASEAN Summit in New York last week, said Prak
Sokhon, Secretary of State of the Office of the Council of
Ministers.

Sokkon said the two prime ministers agreed to promote
co-operation and increase the exchanges of arts and sports
delegations, jointly examine the possibility of opening the
Stung Bot border gate to boost two-way trade and upgrade the
Poipet checkpoint to an international tourism border gate.

They also agreed to jointly monitor media reports in both
countries to avoid misunderstanding, he said.

The two leaders planned to meet each other during the
Asia-Europe Meeting in Brussels and the ASEAN summit in Hanoi
later this year, he added.

PTI