Cambodia 's Deputy Prime Minister cum Minister of Foreign Affairs Hor Namhong and Thailand ’s Foreign Minister Kasit Piromya on May 30 met at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the Hague , Netherlands to resolve border dispute issues between the two countries.

At the court, Hor Namhong requested the ICJ propose solutions to put an end to armed conflicts escalating in the disputed border area around Preah Vihear Temple .

He also appealed to the Thailand side to respect Cambodia ’s territorial sovereignty and withdraw its troops from the disputed area to ensure security and peace and conserve the temple precinct.

Meanwhile, Kasit Piromya responded by saying that the court had no jurisdiction to intervene in the dispute, saying that Thailand accepted the 1962 ruling that the temple was on Cambodian territory, but the disputed border area was not part of the ruling.

The border dispute round the Preah Vihear Temple had escalated into a serious rift in relations between Cambodia and Thailand in past years.

In 1962, for the first time Cambodia submitted the problem to the ICJ after a dispute caused tensions, including suspension of diplomatic relations between the two countries./.