Thai – Cambodia Meeting of UN Council Confirmed for Feb 14, Marty in Personal Capacity
UNITED NATIONS, February 10 — With fighting continuing between Cambodia and Thailand, including reported use of cluster bombs, a February 14 meeting of the UN Security Council on the conflict was confirmed Thursday night to Inner City Press by India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Hardeep Singh Puri.
Indonesia’s foreign minister Marty Natalegawa will attend, he said, though only in his “personal capacity.” The meeting will be closed, with no press. Other countries with an interest can attend but not speak.
While some Security Council members had hoped that Cambodia could be convinced to withdraw its request for a meeting, this has not happened. In fact, Cambodia’s prime minister Hun Sen has accused his Thai counterpart of war crimes.
Marty in the Council, previously: for this time, no photos
The UN and its Secretary General Ban Ki-moon have had little to say about the fighting on the Thai – Cambodia border, despite UNESCO and the World Heritage designation having fanned the flames of nationalism. Now, not only Indonesia’s current foreign minister but previous Thai foreign minister Surin Pitsuwan are touted as a possible replacements of Ban Why isn’t Ban speaking to the Council Monday on this issue? Watch this site.