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Preah Vihear 'won't be on WHC agenda'


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Thailand believes Phnom Penh, as the host of the 37th World Heritage Committee (WHC) meeting, will not raise any issues concerning the centuries-old Preah Vihear temple when the assembly begins today. 

Pithaya Pookaman, deputy minister of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment who heads the Thai delegation to the WHC meeting, said he was confident Phnom Penh would not table the controversial issue of the Preah Vihear temple as the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague had yet to rule on the case.

"We believe that Phnom Penh will not ruin the atmosphere of the meeting," Mr Pithaya said.

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