PHNOM PENH, May 27 (Xinhua) -- Cambodia saw the military coup in Thailand last week as Thai internal affairs and the country would not meddle in Thai affairs, Prime Minister Hun Sen said Tuesday.
"Cambodia considers the situation in Thailand as Thai internal affairs,"he said during a graduation ceremony for more than 3,000 students at the Royal University of Phnom Penh."Cambodia has not interfered and will not interfere in Thai internal affairs."
The prime minister said Cambodia shares border with Thailand, so it is vital to continue maintaining relations and cooperation with Thailand regardless of civil or military-ruled government. "There is no another choice because the Thai military-ruled government now is endorsed by the Thai monarch, so it is inevitable that we have to work with the military government,"he said. "I hope that ex-Thai Prime Ministers Thaksin Shinawatra and Yingluck Shinawatra as well as Pheu Thai Party will understand Cambodia's stance," he said.
Thaksin is a close friend of Hun Sen.
Thailand's army seized control of the government in a coup last Thursday to oust an elected caretaker government led by Pheu Thai Party. Thai army chief Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha was endorsed by the Thai monarch on Monday as head of the National Council for Peace and Order.