Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa has called on Cambodia and Thailand to end military actions after clashes broke out on April 22 along the two countries’ border, according to the Cambodian press.

Natalegawa said that as chair of ASEAN, Indonesia asks Cambodia and Thailand to immediately end hostile actions and solve conflict by peaceful means, adding that the use of force is unacceptable within the framework of relationship of ASEAN member countries.

Earlier, at a meeting of ASEAN in Indonesia, the host country proposed to send observers to the disputed area near Preah Vihear temple. Cambodia welcomed this move but the Thai side was yet to accept.

Concerning the clashes on the morning of April 22, Cambodian Foreign Minister Hor Namhong sent a letter to the United Nations Security Council chairman, claiming that Thailand had started a large-scale attack with many types of weapons against Cambodia./.