Thai team back from The Hague after Phra Viharn case mission


BANGKOK, April 21 – Thailand’s ambassador to the Hague and head of legal team Virachai Plasai led the Thai delegation returning home after delivering final oral statements to the Hague-based International Court of Justice (ICJ) regarding the Phra Viharn (Preah Vihear) case.

Foreign legal counsels and experts are scheduled to arrive Sunday afternoon and Monday.

Mr Virachai thanked the Thai people for emotional support, saying Thailand did its best in preparing information and delivering the oral statement presented to the court and the legal team will meet again in Bangkok.

Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul said the ministry will compile the oral statements to publish and give explanation on possible verdicts for the public’s understanding ahead of the verdict, scheduled for later this year

On Monday, the working committee and foreign legal counsels will meet Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to brief her on the issue.

The foreign minister insisted Thai and Cambodian relations will remain unchanged no matter how the verdict comes out.