ICAPP Update (11-05)
Dear Members of the Standing Committee,
The statement by the ICAPP Standing Committee on border disputes between Cambodia and Thailand, the draft of which had been circulated yesterday as the ICAPP Update (11-4), was revised to reflect comments sent by SC Members and issued as follows.
"Statement by the ICAPP Standing Committee on Border Disputes between Cambodia and Thailand (February 11, 2011)
We, the Members of the Standing Committee of the International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP), express our great concern regarding the increased tension along the border of Kingdom of Cambodia and Kingdom of Thailand.
We remind the leaders of both Cambodia and Thailand of our joint commitment to pursue the ICAPP?占퐏 common objectives of sustained peace and shared prosperity in the region by promoting exchanges and cooperation between political parties, enhancing mutual understanding and trust among the peoples and countries; and promoting regional cooperation through the unique role of political parties, as stipulated in the ICAPP Charter.
In particular, we urge the leaders of Cambodia and Thailand to strictly adhere to the ICAPP principles of non-aggression and non-interference in each other?占퐏 internal affairs, peaceful settlement
of territorial disputes and adherence to international treaties and laws, and rejection of every kind of extremism, prejudice or bigotry, as reconfirmed in the Phnom Penh Declaration adopted at the 6th ICAPP General Assembly held in December 2010.
We also call on the international community, including the United Nations, to provide whatever assistance they can to Cambodia and Thailand in their peaceful efforts to find a lasting solution to the
dispute in a spirit of dialogue and good neighborly relations."
With best regard,
February 11, 2011