Thai PM to Visit Cambodia Next Week

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 7:06 am (UTC-5)
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Officials say Thailand's newly installed prime minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, will visit Cambodia next week.

Cambodian Foreign Ministry spokesman Koy Kyuong told VOA he expects the September 15 visit to produce a major improvement in relations between the two countries, which fought a series of border skirmishes earlier this year.

The spokesman said relations with Thailand have been getting “better and better” since Ms. Yingluck took office in early August.

The countries announced a month ago that they will convene a committee to discuss the border dispute, which claimed 18 lives and displaced thousands of villagers.