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Border discussion to move to UN in NYC

Border discussion to move to UN in NYC

CAMBODIA and Thailand will resume talks on their ongoing border dispute next week on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meeting in New York, officials said Monday, adding that Prime Minister Hun Sen and Deputy Prime Minister Hor Namhong will not attend the event.

The Cambodian government has appointed Sea Kosal, Cambodia's ambassador to the world body, to represent the Cambodian government at the meeting, said Koy Koung, undersecretary of state at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

"Deputy Prime Minister Hor Namhong will not attend the meeting in New York because he will be busy attending the meeting of the National Assembly Wednesday and forming the new government in the following days", said Koy Koung.

He added that Prime Minister Hun Sen would also not attend the meeting for the same reason.

Thailand ready to negotiate

Talks to discuss withdrawing the remaining troops from around Preah Vihear temple were postponed late last month amid political turmoil in Thailand.

Thai Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat said last week he was ready to hold talks on the disputed land with Hun Sen, and that he also expected representatives to meet during the UN General Assembly.

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