Sunday, November 8, 2009

Shinawatra to visit Cambodia

Sunday, 8 November 2009

(Posted by CAAI News Media)

Former Thai premier Thaksin Shinawatra will visit Cambodia this week in his new role as the government's economics adviser.

'Thaksin will be at the Ministry of Economy and Finance on November 12, to do a briefing with 300 Cambodian economics experts,' Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen told a news conference at Phnom Penh International Airport.

Cambodia and Thailand recalled their respective ambassadors after Cambodia appointed Mr Shinawatra, who was ousted as Thailand's prime minister in a coup in 2006, as an economics adviser.

Hun Sen also announced that he would withdraw an elite unit of paratroopers from disputed territory near Preah Vihear temple, where Thai and Cambodian troops have been squared off in a deadly border dispute since last year.

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