Phnom Penh/Bangkok (dpa) – Thai Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha signed several agreements during a two-day visit to Cambodia, reports said Friday, in his first visit to the neighbouring country since coming to power in a bloodless military coup in May.
Meetings with his Cambodian counterpart Hun Sen resulted in the signing of three memoranda of understanding on anti-human trafficking efforts, a railway line and tourism, The Cambodia Daily reported.
“Prayuth said that the two countries have a long history and the relationship now is good. Disputes from the past should be dropped in order to move forward for development,” The Phnom Penh Post quoted Hun Sen’s assistant, Eang Sophalleth, as saying.
Bilateral tensions have previously centred on disputed land around Cambodia’s Preah Vihear temple near the Thai border, along which there have also been a number of cases of illegal logging by Cambodians.