About 300 Vietnamese refugee children living in Thailand will be sent home to their parents if the adults can be found, a Thai official said.

Under an agreement between the two nations, for the first time Vietnam has agreed to repatriate refugees who do not wish to return to Vietnam voluntarily, said Kasit Pirom of the Thai Foreign Ministry.Senior officials from the two countries also agreed to repatriate seven refugees who volunteered to return to Vietnam, he said.