17 Sep '11, 4am

Like attracts like> Cambodian leader welcomes Thai ex-PM THAKSIN #Cambodia #Asean

Like attracts like> Cambodian leader welcomes Thai ex-PM THAKSIN #Cambodia #Asean

Thailand's former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra (left) shakes hands with Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen at the Council of Ministers in Phnom Penh Sept 17, 2011. -- PHOTO: REUTERS PHNOM PENH (AP) - Cambodian leader Hun Sen has welcomed former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra just two days after hosting his sister, Thailand's current prime minister. Mr Hun Sen and Mr Thaksin addressed each other as 'brother' when they met on Saturday morning. Mr Thaksin is also scheduled to deliver a lecture on economic development during his stay. The warm relationship between them contrasts with frosty ties between their two nations since Mr Thaksin was ousted in a 2006 military coup. There have been several deadly border clashes over disputed territory, and Mr Hun Sen's embrace of the exiled Mr Thaksin irks the former Thai leader's opponents.

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