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UNESCO Director-General to send Special Envoy to Bangkok and Phnom Penh
March 1st, 2011
UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova regretted the continuing tension between Cambodia and Thailand over the issue of the Temple of Preah Vihear. "The world's cultural heritage should never be a cause for conflict," she said.
She announced that she would shortly send a Special Envoy on a mission of good offices to Bangkok and Phnom Penh, following appropriate consultations with both capitals.
The Director-General also stated that any assessment mission to the Preah Vihear site could only take place once calm has been restored to the area.
Meanwhile, UNESCO is in close touch with senior officials of both countries.
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Source: China Weekly News (2011-03-01)