09 Feb '11, 5pm

YahooNews - Cambodia, Thailand to face UN over border dispute: Diplomatic efforts to resolve a festering border

PHNOM PENH (AFP) - – Diplomatic efforts to resolve a festering border dispute between Thailand and Cambodia gained momentum on Wednesday, with the two adversaries set to address the UN Security Council next week. Thailand also raised the possibility of the first face-to-face talks between the two countries' foreign ministers since the deadly clashes erupted on Friday with a volley of shelling in disputed jungle surrounding a 900-year-old temple. Thai Foreign Minister Kasit Piromya will brief members of the Security Council on Monday on the rift, an aide said, adding that a meeting with his Cambodian opposite number Hor Namhong on the sidelines was "possible". In Phnom Penh, Prime Minister Hun Sen said his top diplomat was preparing documents for the UN meeting. At least eight people were killed in four days of cross-border violence, which forced thousands of families to fl...

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