At the United Nations, the General Assembly debate on Kampuchea, formerly Cambodia, has been focusing on the privation of the country's population.
GV Thailand delegate to United Nations, Upadit Pacharujangkun, addressing delegates in English
SCU Mr. Pacharujangkun speaking
PACHARUJANGKUN: "Mr. President, one of the unfortunate results of the conflict in Kampuchea is the prevailing, large-scale famine, and starvation in that war-torn country. This is a serious humanitarian issue which requires urgent attention and immediate assistance from the world community. If nothing is done to alleviate this situation, it will result in a new exodus of Kampuchean people into neighbouring countries, thus creating further tension which has been threatening regional peace and stability. In this regard, the Thai government welcomes the efforts being made by international organisations and interested donor countries to send food relief to Kampuchea, and will continue to render its full co-operation in these relief efforts. It is only logical to expect that the food must reach the Kampuchean civilian population for whom it is intended directly on a non-discriminating basis, and that such relief aid will not serve to prolong the fighting and bloodshed in Kampuchea."
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Background: At the United Nations, the General Assembly debate on Kampuchea, formerly Cambodia, has been focusing on the privation of the country's population. Thailand's delegate, Mr. Upadit Pacharujangkun, told the Assembly on Wednesday (10 October) that his country would wholeheartedly assist in relief programmes in Kampuchea.