At a meeting withUNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova, who is in Cambodia for the 37th session of the World Heritage Committee, Cambodian Deputy PrimeMinister cum Foreign Minister Hor Namhong said his country had submittedthe dispute case to ICJ in April 2011 in seeking ways for peace.
ICJ is scheduled to release their decision on which country has sovereignty over the disputed area later this year.
No matter what the decision will be, Cambodia and Thailand willcomply with it and maintain friendly cooperation and security along theborderline, the Cambodian official said.
Expressingher pleasure with the deal, Bokova highlighted the two sides’ solutionin accordance with the UNESCO principle of protecting world heritages.
Armed conflicts with many casualties have occurrednear the ancient temple since it was recognised as a world heritage inJuly 2008.-VNA
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