Cambodia’s premier warned Monday that a border dispute with Thailand was “very hot” and could result in violence, reiterating his call for international assistance to end the row.
“Cambodia would like to ask for intervention to have an international conference on the issue of the Cambodian-Thai border dispute,” Prime Minister Hun Sen said during a ceremony attended by foreign diplomats.
“The issue is very hot. It may cause bloodshed,” he added.
He said bilateral efforts to resolve the conflict with Thailand would not work and called on the United Nations, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and other countries to help resolve the spat.