BANGKOK (Bernama) – Thai Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister General Prawit Wongsuwon has acknowledged the good relations between Bangkok and Phnom Penh, following his two-day official visit to the neighbouring country, Thai News Agency (TNA) reported.
Speaking at a press conference on Thursday after returning from his trip to Cambodia, General Prawit said that he and his entourage received a warm welcome and stressed that both neighbouring countries were now enjoying good ties.
The Thai deputy premier stated that he and his entourage, including Royal Thai Armed Forces chiefs and the national police chief, attended the Thai-Cambodian General Border Committee (GBC) in Phnom Penh to discuss bilateral cooperation along the common border, as well as on public safety, anti-narcotics and human trafficking and immigrant labour
Plans to set up economic zones in Thailand’s eastern border Trat and Sa Kaeo Provinces were also discussed.
The Thai deputy premier noted that the Thai-Cambodian GBC did not raise issues related to the ancient Preah Vihear Temple, situated along the common border, but the Cambodian side proposed that both countries increase communications between their officials at the operational level to further develop bilateral relations and understanding.
During the visit the Thai deputy prime minister said that he also met Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, but no special topic was raised during the meeting.