Thailand to hold talks with Malaysia on peace dialogue mid-month


BANGKOK, Dec 8 — Thailand and Malaysia will meet to prepare the next round of the peace dialogue between the Thai government delegation and insurgents in Thailand’s country’s southern region in the middle of this month, according to Thai Army chief Gen Udomdej Sitabutr.

Gen Udomdej told reporters today that the Thai peace delegation will go to Malaysia for talks in mid-December in line with the policy of Thai Prime Minister Gen Prayuth Chan-o-cha.

Malaysia is facilitating peace negotiations between the Thai government and the southern insurgency movements.

He said talks on preparing the Malaysia-brokered peace dialogue will be held on various levels.

Gen Udomdej Sitabutr said it is still unclear how Malaysia will help arrange with which groups of insurgent for the dialogue with the Thai delegation.