Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has vowed to maintain peace along the border with Thailand regardless of the upcoming verdict of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) concerning the disputed area around Preah Vihear Temple.

The governments of Cambodia and Thailand are still committed to ensuring friendship and cooperation between the armies and people of both countries, whoever the ICJ decides to rule in favour of on November 11, the PM told armed forces along the border via a video conference at the weekly Cabinet meeting on October 25.

Cambodia will continue to maintain safety, security and peace along the Cambodia-Thailand border at any cost, he added.

Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Hor Namhong will meet with his Thai counterpart Surapong Tovichakchaikul next week in Poipet city, Cambodia, to discuss maintaining peace, security and stability along the border of the two countries, according to a statement from the Cambodian Foreign Ministry.

The Hindu temple of Preah Vihear is located on the top of a 525m cliff in the Dangrek Mountains, bordering Thailand.

Conflicts at the Cambodia-Thailand border area relating to the land dispute around the temple have caused casualties for both sides since the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) named it as a world heritage site in July 2008.-VNA