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Talks Collapse

Talks Collapse

Ceasefire talks between the Cambodian government and a military team under deposed

co-premier Prince Norodom Ranariddh broke down soon after opening on May 15 due to

disagreement over a member of the prince's team. The government objected to the presence

in Ranariddh's five-member delegation of Long Sarin, a senior official from the Cambodian

embassy in Bangkok.

"This morning the meeting failed because one participant is not eligible according

to the rules of our working group," defence ministry official General Dam Vuthy

told reporters.

Dam Vuthy said the government was giving Ranariddh's team, led by the deputy commander

of his forces, General Khan Savoeun, time to rearrange its members.-Reuters

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