Yingluck emphasises Thai-Cambodian ties for cooperation

BANGKOK - Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said Thailand and Cambodia will have to jointly work out solutions that benefit both nations, after the International Court of Justice (ICJ)'s verdict on the Preah Vihear case.

"Thailand and Cambodia share the 800-km-long border. As ASEAN members, we have to rely on each other for prosperity. We share long historical ties and both need to cooperate for the sake of both nations," she said at a press conference.

She also assured all that for Thailand's part, the government would put Thailand's sovereignty and national interests on the priority as well as the pride of Thailand and ASEAN. The government has instructed military officers to maintain peace along the border.

The Thai government will set up a working committee, to carry out actions in persuant to the ICJ's verdict. The committee will then work with Cambodia, to find mutual solutions, she said.