Politics Not To Derail Border Progress, Observer Says

Progress made in a recent meeting of the Thai-Cambodian Joint Border Committee is unlikely to be sidetracked by national and regional politics this year, or by Cambodia’s chairmanship of Asean, said Chheang Vannarith, director of Cambodia Institute for Cooperation and Peace (CICP).
In an interview with VOA Khmer’s Sophat Soeung via Skype from Singapore, Chheang Vannarith says that a political solution will be important in the long-term, as will be the role of Asean. Both Cambodia and Thailand have agreed to move forward on technical border issues despite simmering political tensions and that they each will continue to accept the role of Indonesian observers in implementing the International Court of Justice’s ruling in July on the border dispute.

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