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A panel to negotiate a maritime territory dispute with Cambodia must be approved by state agencies before it can begin work, permanent secretary for foreign affairs Sihasak Phuangketkeow has said. 

Mr Sihasak was responding to an Energy Ministry proposal to create the panel following discussions with
Cambodian authorities early last week. He said the agencies charged with settling the dispute must first hold internal talks on the matter.

The agencies must also reach a common decision on what to do with the 2001 memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the maritime dispute, he said.

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