Thailand

Identity exploration part of youths’ journey to peace in Mekong region

Mekong Peace Journey participants meet on the banks of the Mekong River in July 2012

Mekong Peace Journey

Mekong Peace Journey participants from five countries meet on the banks of the Mekong River bordering Thailand and Laos.

Dhammayietra

Peace Walk Thailand-Cambodia

The peace march begins on the Cambodian side of the border with Thailand.

Bangkok Post: Cross-border calm brings opportunity

 

Relations between Thailand and Cambodia have thawed in recent months, but greater understanding is needed before there will be any real warmth. 

Kim Vuth, 32, a peace activist who works with the American Friends Service Committee, said the relationship between former enemies Germany and France could serve as an inspiration for Thailand and Cambodia to coexist peacefully in the future.

He emphasised that peace building was not the job of governments alone.

Cambodia's Road to Peace

Over the past two years, border tensions between Thailand and Cambodia have led to a number of military confrontations along the border, and a souring of political relations.  On both sides of the border, deeply engrained mutual distrust and historical grievances have fueled these tensions.  Thailand’s domestic political crisis and growing nationalism in Cambodia have both exacerbated the situation.

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