Cambodia has asked Indonesia , the outgoing 2011 ASEAN chair, to continue its role on behalf of the ASEAN to be the mediator for Cambodian and Thai border dispute.
The Chinese Xinhua News Agency on Nov. 20 cited Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Hor Namhong as saying.
During a bilateral meeting with Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in Bali, Prime Minister Hun Sen has asked Indonesia to continue its role in the status of ASEAN to solve border issues between Cambodia and Thailand in the framework of the International Court of Justice (ICJ), Hor Namhong told reporters at Phnom Penh International Airport when accompanying Hun Sen from the ASEAN Summits and related Summits in Bali, Indonesia.
As Cambodia has officially become the 2012 ASEAN chair, the country will not play as both footballer and referee at the same time in the negotiations of the border dispute with Thailand .
"It's essential to have Indonesia to act as mediator on this issue," he said.
He further said that Cambodia's Minister of Defense Tea Banh and his Thai counterpart Yuthasak Sasiprapha will hold the Cambodia- Thailand General Border Committee (GBC) soon after the floods in order to set the date for the troop pullout from the Provisional Demilitarized Zone (PDZ)./.