Thai and Cambodia press have agreed to report the International Court of Justice (IJC) ruling on Preah Vihear temple, a territorial dispute, in an objective manner which will not fan tension between the two peoples.

The Union Media of ASEAN (UMA) has held a meeting in Sa Kaew’s Arunyaprathet district, a province in eastern Thailand, between press members of Thailand and Cambodia to urge them to avoid escalating tension with their news reporting.

Thai and Cambodia press members reached a consensus that the coverage of the ruling will be presented in a peaceful and constructive manner to maintain peace along 800 km joint border.

The dispute between two countries which resulted in the 2003 arson attack on the Thai Embassy in Cambodia ’s capital was cited in the statement as a lesson learned by both nations.

The ICJ is due to deliver its verdict on the ownership of the territory around the Preah Vihear temple on November 11.-VNA