Top military commanders for Cambodia and Thailand had a sit down to discuss ways to ease pressure over their 805 shared border.

Spokesman of the Cambodian Ministry of Defence Chhum Sucheat said at a press conference in Phnom Penh on August 25 that Gen. Pol Saroeun, commander of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF), and his Thai counterpart, Gen. Songkitti Jaggabatra, pledged they will make all efforts to solve the border dispute near Preah Vihear temple through peace talks in the spirit of their friendly relations.

Gen. Songkitti asserted the dispute would no longer be a problem that could threaten the two countries’ diplomatic ties, while Gen. Pol Saroeun highlighted that Cambodia and Thailand have the same goal of achieving peace and solidarity.

Chhum Sucheat said, however, that the two sides haven’t yet signed any peace agreements related to the issue but they are actively seeking the proper solutions to the problem.

The meeting took place after Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen had withdrawn a number of his troops from the border./.