Cambodia talks set over territorial spat

Joint energy projects in OCA hold promise.

The government is set to resume talks with Cambodia in February over a 26,000-square-kilometre energy-rich area in the Gulf of Thailand claimed by both countries.


Observers have noted that the talks should focus primarily on the joint development of energy resources in the overlapping claim area (OCA) in a bid to decrease the country’s dependence on expensive liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports.

Pundits say the maritime territorial dispute between the two sides should be put on the back burner to avoid straining ties.

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