Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Preah Vihear case: Indonesian ambassador offers help

Preah Vihear case: Indonesian ambassador offers help

Preah Vihear case: Indonesian ambassador offers help

Indonesia has vowed to assist both Cambodia and Thailand in implementing the International Court of Justice’s decision over the case of Preah Vihear temple, renewing its years-old involvement in mediating the dispute between the two nations.

Outgoing Indonesian ambassador to Phnom Penh Soehardjono Sastromihardjo made the pledge during a meeting with Foreign Minister Hor Namhong yesterday, Koy Kuong, spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said.

“Indonesia is ready to assist in whatever means if both countries ask for its support in implementing the ICJ order,” Kuong quoted Soehardjono as saying.

According to Kuong, Namhong also thanked Indonesia for its mediation of ceasefires between Cambodia and Thailand in 2010 and 2011.

Due to internal unrest in Thailand, neither it nor Cambodia has decided on how to implement the ICJ’s Novermber verdict – which granted Cambodia ownership of the promontory where the temple is situated.

“It is just a matter of time, but the implementation of this order is not an issue,” Kuong said yesterday.

MOST VIEWED

  • Angkor Wat named as the top landmark for the second year

    Travel website TripAdvisor has named Cambodia’s ancient wonder Angkor Wat as the top landmark in the world for the second year running in their Travelers’ Choice Award 2018, an achievement Cambodian tourism operators expect will attract more tourists to the Kingdom. The website uses traveller

  • New US bill ‘is a violation of Cambodian independence’

    After a US congressmen introduced bipartisan legislation that will enact sanctions on Cambodian officials responsible for “undermining democracy” in the Kingdom, government officials and the ruling Cambodian People’s Party on Sunday said they regarded the potential action as the “violation of independence and sovereignty

  • Hun Sen detractors ‘will die’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday said those who curse or insult him would eventually die without a plot of land to bury their bodies after being killed by lightning, suffering the same fate as those who recently died in Thmar Baing district in Koh

  • Ministry’s plan for net sparks fears

    The government has ordered all domestic and international internet traffic in the Kingdom to pass through a Data Management Centre (DMC) that has been newly created by the state-owned Telecom Cambodia, in a move some have claimed is an attempt to censor government critics. Spokesman