Amicable talks on Thai-Cambodian border

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BANGKOK, Aug 23 – Thai and Cambodian border officials sat together for talks in a cordial atmosphere in a Thai border town on Wednesday, discussing ways to deal with a variety of issues including drug trafficking, goods smuggling, forest encroachment and the spread of contagious diseases.

Meeting in Phu-singh district of Thailand’s northeastern province of Si Sa Ket, Assistant Dostrict Chief Veerasak Sukarin and Pei Sa-ruen, his counterpart from Cambodiia’s Anlong Veng district in Oddar Meanchey province, agreed to map out a plan for orchestrated operations on the border to strengthen security and peace on both sides of the border.

In Si Sa Ket, the Chong Sa Ngam border checkpoint has served as an economic corridor to Cambodia since 2003.