Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjavjiva has confirmed the Thai government will only use negotiations to tackle the Preah Vihear dispute between Thailand and Cambodia, reported the National News Bureau of Thailand (NNT).

The PM, however, said that Thailand would withdraw troops from the disputed area only if receiving an approval from Parliament.

He added that he had announced Thailand’s stance on the matter to the international community during his recent visit to the US, saying that Thailand would not resort to violence to deal with the conflict.

Both Thailand and Cambodia deployed troops at the Preah Vihear Temple area last year, after the temple was awarded UNESCO World Heritage status.

Since then, there have been several deadly clashes between Thai and Cambodian troops./.