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Peace a priority whichever way Preah Vihear ruling goes: PM

PRIME MINISTER Yingluck Shinawatra Thursday pledged to cooperate with Cambodia to keep the peace along the Thailand-Cambodia border whatever the ruling handed down by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the upcoming Preah Vihear territorial-dispute case.

"The government will try to keep peace and order along the border no matter what the ruling is. The two countries will try to cooperate to keep peace along the border," Yingluck said.

The ICJ is scheduled to deliver its ruling on November 11, after Cambodia asked the court in April 2011 to interpret its 1962 judgement to clarify which areas around the temple came under Cambodian sovereignty.

Yingluck said both Thailand and Cambodia wanted to see the area remain peaceful.

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