Thailand has restored its ambassadorial-level relationship with Cambodia after the latter announced ex-Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has resigned as an advisor to the Cambodian Government, reported the National News of Thailand (NNT).

According to Foreign Minister Kasit Piromya, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has instructed Thai Ambassador to Cambodia Prasas Prasasvinitchai to return to Phnom Penh to resume his duties from August 24 onwards.

The order was made after former Prime Minister Thaksin has resigned from the post of economic advisor to the Cambodian Government. With Cambodia ’s confirmation on the issue, Bangkok no longer has any reason to recall its ambassador from the neighbouring country, said Minister Kasit.

Meanwhile, Phnom Penh is also preparing to send its Ambassador to Thailand You Ay back to Bangkok . Kasit expressed his appreciation for Cambodia ’s cooperation to maintain and improve healthy ties with each other.

Bangkok recalled its ambassador to retaliate Phnom Penh after the latter refused to extradite the ousted Prime Minister to Thailand as requested in November 2009. Phnom Penh then countered Bangkok by summoning its ambassador back as well./.