Thailand ready to defend Preah Vihear temple case at The Hague tomorrow

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THE HAGUE, Netherlands, April 16 – Thailand is set for a showdown at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) tomorrow in the oral hearing as senior Thai ministers have given reassurances that the country’s legal team’s well-prepared statement will defend the Thai position against Cambodian allegations regarding the disputed territory surrounding the Phra Viharn (Preah Vihear) temple.

Deputy Prime Minister and Education Minister Pongthep Thepkanchana said in a telephone interview from The Hague late last night that Cambodia’s allegations in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) yesterday were similar to a text statement it earlier submitted to the court.

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