Thailand to return to World Heritage Convention if conditions met

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BANGKOK, 29 June 2011 (NNT) – Thailand will return to the World Heritage Convention if the unilateral management plan for Preah Vihear Temple proposed by Cambodia is postponed indefinitely, according to Secretary to the Foreign Minister Chavanond Intarakomalyasut.

The comment followed a suggestion by Mr Panitan Wattanayagorn, Deputy Secretary General to the Prime Minister and Acting spokesperson for the government, that Thailand’s return could be considered if “interesting” proposals were made.

Mr Chavanond elaborated that those interesting conditions include a definite postponement of the consideration in the Cambodian management plan and the assurance that demarcation of the overlapping area around Preah Vihear Temple must be completed first.

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