Thai-Cambodian border situation normal as ICJ’s ruling looms


BANGKOK, 19 October 2013 National security agencies announce that the situation at the Thai-Cambodian border is normal while the two countries are waiting for the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to rule on the Phra Viharn case. 

The border situation in Chanthaburi and Trat provinces had been peaceful so far, authorities said. Thailand and Cambodia were on good terms and their activities along the border were still normal. A meeting was on eastern economic development between the two countries was held on Friday in Trat as planned, suggesting that their relations were unaffected.

A representative of the Royal Thai Navy said Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra would soon visit navy forces and preside over the opening ceremony of a Thai-Cambodian border crossing in Chanthaburi and Trat provinces.