Indonesia’s Defense Ministry is Preparing to Send its Observer to Cambodia and Thailand

Indonesia’s Defense Ministry is preparing to send an observer team to the border between Thailand and Cambodia, to oversee the implementation of a recently agreed on truce between the two conflicting neighbors, Jakarta Post report today.

“We’re preparing observers for both sides,” Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro told the media.

It was reported earlier that Thailand and Cambodia had agreed on a truce and had asked Indonesia, the current chair of the ASEAN, to mediate the border conflict between them.

Indonesia has welcomed the request, and Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa on Tuesday said the Indonesian government would send an advanced team to make “initial observations”.

According to Cambodian media today Cambodian and Thai’s foreign minister agree to receive the observer from Indonesian. And Indonesian said it would send 20 soldiers and 20 civil officer to joint  a observer team in Cambodia and Thailand’s dispute area.



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