PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia has sent a note to the U.N. Security Council alleging that Thai forces intruded into its territory near an ancient temple.
Information Minister Khieu Kanharith said Sunday that Cambodia’s mission in New York submitted a letter to the chairman of the Security Council and the chairman of the General Assembly to “draw their attention to the current situation on the Cambodian-Thai border.”
He said that Cambodia was not asking for United Nations intervention and hoped to solve the territorial dispute peacefully.
Hundreds of troops from the two countries are facing off on disputed territory near the Preah Vihear temple for which Cambodia was granted World Heritage Site status earlier this month.
The two countries are to hold peace talks Monday.