Feb 7, 2011


Thailand 'ready to explain' to UN

  • Feb 7, 2011
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  • Thailand is ready and willing to explain its position in the border conflict with Cambodia to the United Nations Security Council, government acting spokesman Panitan Wattanayagorn said on Monday.
    Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has asked the UN to intervene in the Thai-Cambodian conflict.
    Mr Panitan said that Thailand had previously explained the situation with Cambodia to the UN Security Council and would send additional explanations to the council if Cambodia repeated its complaint.
    Mr Panitan said the agenda of the council depend on the decisions of its permanent members and non-permanent members. All the members must agree with the agenda first.
    Thailand has briefed its representatives. The council may reach a resolution, but the process is complicated and  permanent member countries have the right to veto a resolution.
    “Mostly, it considers situations without reaching a resolution. If some country wants to get involved by deploying its forces, that would need approval from the five  permanent member countries.
    "For an issue to be discussed it must be seen as a serious issue.
    "At present, there are the issues in Egypt and Tunisia. The issue of Thailand and Cambodia must follow the procedures. If there is a complaint,  we are ready to explain. That is it,” Mr Panitan said.

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