Friday, September 23, 2011

Cambodian, Thai DMs Agree to Pull out Troops

Cambodian, Thai DMs Agree to Pull out Troops
    2011-09-23 14:17:49     Xinhua       Web Editor: Guo
The newly appointed Thai Defense Minister Yuthasak Sasiprapha (R) and Cambodian Defense Minister Tea Banh (L) review the guard of honor at the Phnom Penh International Airport in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on Sept. 23, 2011. Yuthasak started a two-day official visit in Cambodia on Friday morning. [Photo: Xinhua/Sovannara]

Cambodian and Thai defense ministers on Friday agreed to comply with the order of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to withdraw both sides' troops from the disputed border area surrounding the 11th century Preah Vihear temple, but no specific date of pullout is set.

"We have agreed each other to comply with the ICJ's order on troop pullout at the area near Preah Vihear temple and to allow Indonesian observers to monitor ceasefire at the area," Cambodian Defense Minister Tea Banh told reporters after a 30-minute meeting with visiting Thai Defense Minister Yuthasak Sasiprapha at the Ministry of Defense.

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