Thailand and Cambodia resume diplomatic ties as Thaksin quits

Thailand will resume diplomatic ties with Cambodia after fugitive former Thai premier Thaksin Shinawatra resigned as Cambodia's economic adviser.

Thailand will resume diplomatic ties with Cambodia from Tuesday, the Thai government said after the Cambodian government announced fugitive former Thai premier Thaksin Shinawatra had resigned as Cambodia's economic adviser. Thailand and Cambodia recalled their ambassadors from each others' countries on November 5 after Cambodia appointed Thaksin an economic adviser in late October, a move that heightened tension between the neighbours.

"They have announced that they do not have any more ties with Thaksin so our condition to hold back a diplomat has ended," the Thai foreign minister Kasit Piromya said. "Thailand will send our diplomat back tomorrow. Similarly, Cambodia will also send its diplomat back to Thailand." *Reuters

EDITOR'S PICKS
NEWSLETTERS