Thai-Cambodian Joint Boundary Commission begins Bangkok meeting


BANGKOK, Feb 13 – The fifth Thai-Cambodian Joint Boundary Commission meeting opened in the Thai capital Monday morning, focusing on surveying and border demarcation.

The two-day meeting, hosted by Thailand, ends Tuesday afternoon.

Bandit Sotthiphalarit, Thai-Cambodian Joint Boundary Commission chair, led the Thai delegation including representatives of the Royal Thai Survey Department, the army’s Directorate of Operations and other concerned agencies, while Var Kim Hong, chairperson of the Cambodian Border Commission, is co-chairing the meeting with his Thai counterpart.

Thai foreign ministry spokesperson Thani Thongpakdi said the discussion is focusing on the progress of survey and border demarcation, the arrangement of aerial photography mapping, and opening a new border crossing at Thailand’s Sa Kaeo province and Cambodia’s Banteay Meanchey province as proposed by Cambodia.

The heads of both countries delegations to the Thai-Cambodian JBC are scheduled to hold a joint news conference after the meeting ends on Tuesday.