Maris plans diplomatic visit to Cambodia

Maris plans diplomatic visit to Cambodia

Maris plans diplomatic visit to Cambodia
Maris: Shoreline on mission

Maris Sangiampongsa, the foreign secretary, has plans to travel to Cambodia to discuss an OCA in Koh Kood, a border province in Trat.

Mr. Maris claimed that the visit may improve diplomatic relations while also allowing for the resolution of disputes involving the Thai construction of a disputed seawall close to the 73rd boundary delimitation post, which is close to the Klong Yai border checkpoint.

Three years ago, the Thai government raised the issue of the breakwaters, which is feared to be an extension of territory.

The construction, however, has remained unchanged, and Mr Maris was asked if the Foreign Affairs Ministry has contemplated renewing its opposition. ” It’s something we can discuss over”, the minister said, adding he had yet to finalise a time for the visit.

The Thai-Cambodgei memorandum of understanding ( MoU), which is suspected of violating the law, was not a treaty and contained no binding provisions, insists Mr. Maris. Regarding the MoU, the administrations have never reached any deal.

Paiboon Nititawan, the Ombudsman’s deputy leader of the Palang Pracharath Party ( PPRP ), requested in April to ask the Constitutional Court for a decision on whether the MoU was constitutionally invalid.

The 2001 MoU was never approved by parliament before it was signed, which was a legitimate mistake, according to Mr Paiboon’s complaint to the Ombudsman.

Mr Maris said the MoU does nothing to compromise Thailand’s autonomy over Koh Kood, as it imposes no responsibility.

More problems need to be thrashed out pending the judge’s decision on whether to take Mr Paiboon’s complaint, he added.

Eventually, Thirachai Phuvanatnaranubala, a former finance minister and the PPRP’s president of the intellectual commission, took to Facebook to give three studies on Mr Maris ‘ discussion on the 2001 MoU.

The second study said the MoU has responsibility. According to Mr. Thirachai, the map’s boundary lines between Cambodia and Thailand were important to the MoU’s message. It can be said that the MoU might have some responsibility underneath, he said.

Due to the nature of the following, the MoU had to be canceled, as it may not be of any use to both nations.

According to Mr. Thirachai, the MoU may close a deal with Cambodia given that Thailand had previously agreed to the moderate on the OCA, which was detrimental to the nation and resulted in inconvenient negotiations.

The second focused on Cambodia’s structure of a contested breakwater. Mr. Thirachai claimed that the government had protest against the construction without reaching a deal with the Thai government because it violated international maritime laws that govern borders and sovereignty.