Gov’t Ministers Meet With Regional Counterparts

Defense Minister Tea Banh expressed confidence in the Thai junta’s leadership in the first meeting between top-ranking military officials from the two countries since Thailand’s army seized power two months ago, according to Thai media reports.

General Banh told Thai Defense Ministry officials, including General Prayuth Chan-ocha, in Bangkok on Tuesday that he believes the junta’s actions will lead to “peace and order” and that Prime Minister Hun Sen “understands the situation in Thailand very well,” according to Thai news website Khaosod English.

Upon his return to Phnom Penh last night, Gen. Banh said migrant workers and strengthening military cooperation were also discussed.

Also Tuesday, an Interior Ministry delegation led by Interior Minister Sar Kheng arrived back in Phnom Penh from a two-day security summit with Laos and Vietnam.

National Police spokesman Kirth Chantharith said the meetings in Dalat, Vietnam, concentrated on issues in the so-called “triangle zone” where the three countries’ borders meet.

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