Photograph courtesy of Bangkok Put up

Negotiations are underway between Thailand and Cambodia regarding overlapping border areas in the Gulf of Thailand, based on Sutin Klungsang, Thailand’s Defence Minister. He addressed public issues and queries from the press concerning the potential implications of a gathering held in Bangkok on February 21 between Hun Sen, former Prime Minister of Cambodia, and Thaksin Shinawatra, ex-Thai Prime Minister.

Sutin acknowledged yesterday, February 27, that there isn’t a battle of curiosity.

“I imagine they didn’t focus on this difficulty,”

Earlier than the assembly, Hun Manet, the present Cambodian Prime Minister and Sen’s son had formally visited Thailand shortly after assuming his management function. The 2 nations have determined to undertake additional discussions concerning the shared exploitation of hydrocarbon assets in the Overlapping Claims Area (OCA) in the Gulf of Thailand, reported Bangkok Put up.

Sutin revealed that the Ministry of International Affairs is presently negotiating the possession of the 26,000 sq. kilometres of resource-rich areas close to Koh Kood in Trat with the Cambodian authorities. Matters round bolstering cooperation to make sure power safety for each international locations have been mentioned in the course of the assembly between Thai PM Srettha Thavisin and Hun Manet.

Sutin acknowledged that these negotiations might have had a difficult starting, contemplating they’d been placed on maintain because the army coup of 2006. Whatever the consequence, the Defence Minister pledged that his ministry would concentrate on border safety.

Concurrently, ex-Bangkok Senator, Rosana Tositrakul, voiced her issues over the potential dangers of handing these areas over to Cambodia. She drew parallels to the scenario with the Preah Vihear (Phra Viharn) Temple.

In 1973, the federal government of Area Marshal Thanom Kittikachorn divided the land between Koh Kood and Cambodia’s Koh Kong by laws, resulting in present possession disputes, she defined.

Rosana expressed her suspicion that the February 21 assembly between Thaksin and Hun Sen was strategically convened to proceed these negotiations. She additionally pointed to the potential for just a few public advantages however emphasised that worldwide petroleum firms stand to realize considerably, with potential earnings from this area estimated to be round 20 trillion baht.

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