Monday, January 18, 2010

DPM Hor Namhong: No Plan to Hold Talk with Thai FM

Foreign Minister H.E. Hor Namhong told reporters that he has no schedules to meet bilaterally with Thai Foreign Minister Kasit Phirumya to discuss over Keo Sikha Kiri Svara pagoda issue, but he will only meet him within the ASEAN meeting’s framework as usual.

H.E. Hor Namhong, who is also Deputy Prime Minister told the press yesterday prior to his departure to attend the Foreign Ministers’ Retreat, the 3rd Meeting of ASEAN Political-Security Community Council and the Special Meeting of the ASEAN Coordinating Council, which is being held in Da Nang, Viet Nam from January 13-14.

When asked to comment on the Thai soldiers’ repeated fatal shootings over Cambodian nationals, he described the shootings by Thai soldiers towards Cambodian people as a brutal acts and stated that Cambodia’s Foreign Ministry has filed complaints and subsequently send diplomatic notes to Thailand by asking the country to resolve the issues according to the international law and respects the human rights, even if Cambodians committed wrong.

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