Thailand, Cambodia to hold RBC meeting on Oct 23-24

October 22nd, 2008 - 10:55 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

Preah Vihear TempleThailand and Cambodia will hold regional border committee (RBC) meetings between October 23-24 to try to resolve border conflicts.

Major General Vivalit Jonsomrit (พล.ต.วีร์วลิต จรสัมฤทธิ์), the deputy commander of Army Region 2, has stated troops deployment along Thai and Cambodian border at the Preah Vihear Temple area was more discipline and strict in the regiments to prevent recurring of unintentional clashes between both nation’s troops.

He made the statements during his chairing the royal bathing ritual of the corpse of volunteer ranger, Bunrit Kanti, who died from being ambushed. The ceremony took place on October 21.

As the situation at the border areas was still liquid, he said that commanders of both sides agreed to hold regional border committee meetings regarding the border dispute between October 23-24. He hoped that the meeting would resolve the conflicts leading to peaceful bilateral settlement.

Source : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand

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