Thailand and Cambodia are talking about sharing something important in the water. It’s a big step for both countries. The leaders of these countries, Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin from Thailand and Hun Manet from Cambodia, talked about it in Bangkok. They want to work together to find and use gas and oil in an area where both countries think it belongs to them.
Why It’s Important
Thailand doesn’t have enough gas and oil by itself, so it needs to get them from other places. This area in the water has a lot of gas and oil, enough to help both countries have more energy and money.
Fixing the Problem
Thailand and Cambodia have been arguing about who owns this area for a long time. Other countries nearby and even China are watching to see what happens. Before, Thailand said they should talk about gas and oil first and then talk about who owns the area. But now, they’re talking about both things at the same time.
Not only are they talking about gas and oil, but they’re also signing papers to work together on other things like trading, investing, and tourism. Both countries can help each other grow their businesses and make more money.
Making Special Zones
They’re thinking about making special places near the border where companies from both countries can work together. They want to work together on cars, electronics, and medical things. Also, they’re opening new offices to help people travel between the two countries easily.
Helping Other Countries
Thailand and Cambodia also want to help other countries nearby, like Myanmar, have peace and be part of a group called ASEAN. They want to work together to solve problems in this area.
But there are still problems. Some people say Cambodia doesn’t treat its people fairly, and they worry about human rights. Also, some Cambodian people who ran away to Thailand got caught recently. So, even though things are getting better, there are still things to fix.
This talk between Thailand and Cambodia is a big step forward. They want to be friends and help each other politics. But they also need to make sure they’re doing the right thing for their people and other countries around them. If they can work together well, it will help both countries grow and make life better for everyone.