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Thai,Cambodian PMs to Meet
GOVERNMENT officials have said that the anticipated meeting between Prime Minister Hun Sen and Thai counterpart Abhisit Vejjajiva in New York would go ahead as planned, despite Thai media reports quoting Abhisit as saying he may be too busy.
Hun Sen and Abhisit are scheduled to meet on the sidelines of the second ASEAN-US Leaders' Meeting in New York to discuss the ongoing border tensions between the two nations.
But the Bangkok Post have quoted Abhisit as saying there might not be enough time to discuss the border spat with Hun Sen, with the meeting between United States President Barack Obama and leaders of the 10-member ASEAN bloc slated to discuss various regional economic and environmental issues.
"I am not sure whether there will be enough time for talks on the border row around Preah Vihear temple, and it is not easy to get down to the details," he was quoted as saying. "But I can assure you that both countries want to solve the problems between them peacefully since they are good neighbours.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Koy Kuong said that the schedule for the meeting between the two Prime Ministers "is unchanged".
Bun Narith said a lift in tourists would create more local jobs.
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