Statement by Minister Cannon on Clashes at Thai-Cambodian Border

(No. 55 - February 7, 2011 - 4 p.m. ET) The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement on the recent confrontations between Thai and Cambodian security forces:

"Canada is very concerned by the fighting that has taken place and its impact on civilians in the area. The loss of life and injuries among both Cambodians and Thais underlines the seriousness of the situation.

"Canada continues to urge the two countries to exercise restraint and to address the dispute through peaceful means."

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