Covert, Coercive, and Corrupting: Countering the Chinese Communist Party’s Malign Influence in Free Societies

REMARKS DAVID R. STILWELL, ASSISTANT SECRETARY BUREAU OF EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS HOOVER INSTITUTION, STANFORD UNIVERSITY, ASIA SOCIETY VIRTUAL OCTOBER 30, 2020 Introduction Good afternoon. Thank you to the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and the Asia Society for inviting me. Thank you to organizers Orville Schell and Larry Diamond. It is an honor to ... Read More»

Number of Cambodian students studying in the U.S. reaches all-time high

For Immediate Release                                                                November 19, 2020  2020/19  (November 19, Phnom Penh) – The number of Cambodian students who studied at U.S. colleges and universities reached an all-time high in 2019-20, increasing by 8.3 percent over the previous ... Read More»

Joint Statement on Hong Kong

For Immediate Release November 18, 2020 The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. Begin Text: We, the Foreign Ministers of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom, and the United States Secretary of State, reiterate our ... Read More»

United States and ASEAN: A Billion Futures Across the Indo-Pacific

For Immediate Release  November 13, 2020  Senior White House officials met with the leaders of the ten Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Member States to advance our strategic partnership during the 8th U.S.-ASEAN Summit held November 13 (November 14 in Southeast Asia). The officials reaffirmed their support for a free and open Indo-Pacific as ... Read More»

U.S.-ASEAN Smart Cities Partnership (USASCP): Sharing Expertise Between Cities to Benefit the People of ASEAN

For Immediate Release  November 13, 2020  The U.S.-ASEAN Smart Cities Partnership (USASCP) was launched by Vice President Pence at the 2018 U.S.-ASEAN Summit in Singapore.  The Departments of State, Commerce, and Transportation; National Science Foundation; USAID; USTDA; and others have launched 20 projects to improve transportation, water and resource reuse, and health system capacity for ... Read More»

Fact Sheet by the USA and the Republic of Korea on Cooperation between the Indo-Pacific Strategy & the New Southern Policy

For Immediate Release  November 13, 2020  The text of the following fact sheet was released by the Governments of the United States of America and the Republic of Korea following bilateral consultations on the margins of the 2020 East Asia Summit.  Begin Text:  As allies whose relationship is grounded in our shared values, the Republic ... Read More»

Ambassador Keshap Discusses the Indo-Pacific Strategy and U.S. Priorities for the East Asia Summit at the CSIS Asian Architecture Conference 2020

REMARKS AMBASSADOR ATUL KESHAP, PRINCIPAL DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY BUREAU OF EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES ASIAN ARCHITECTURE CONFERENCE 2020 VIRTUAL NOVEMBER 10, 2020 As Prepared Thank you, Greg, for that kind introduction. I’m honored to be with you today to discuss U.S. priorities for this year’s East Asia ... Read More»

U.S. Government Support Assists More Than 2,500 Flood-Affected Families in Pursat

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  (November 2, Phnom Penh) – The U.S. Embassy provided food assistance to over 2,500 flood-affected households in the Cambodian province of Pursat last week, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and distributed through the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).  Cambodia is experiencing its worst flooding in 20 years, particularly in areas unprepared for flash floods.  ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador W. Patrick Murphy at the CICP’s Virtual Conference: Sustainable Development and the Future of the Mekong

October 26, 2020 Phnom Penh, Cambodia Thank you, Ambassador Sothirak and thank you to the Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace (CICP) for the invitation to come and speak to you today.  I would like to acknowledge the panelists and participants of this conference, some here in Phnom Penh and others joining virtually from Australia, ... Read More»

Opening Remarks by Assistant Secretary Stilwell Indo-Pacific Conference on Strengthening Transboundary River Governance

REMARKS DAVID R. STILWELL, ASSISTANT SECRETARY BUREAU OF EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS INDO-PACIFIC CONFERENCE ON STRENGTHENING TRANSBOUNDARY RIVER GOVERNANCE VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE OCTOBER 15, 2020 (As Prepared) Thank you to Satu Limaye and the East-West Center, and thank you to all who are joining us from around the globe. It is good to see ... Read More»

The U.S. Government Provides Immediate Assistance in Response to Widespread Flooding in Cambodia

For Immediate Release Saturday, October 17, 2020 The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing $100,000 in immediate humanitarian aid to support response efforts to severe flooding in Cambodia. Across Cambodia, torrential rains since early October have caused flash floods that have killed at least 16 individuals, adversely affected more ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador W. Patrick Murphy Marking October as Law Enforcement Cooperation Month

U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh News conference, October 15, 2020 AMBASSADOR MURPHY: Let me start with two points. First, we want to express our condolences to all Cambodians who are coping with current flooding in the country. We are watching the developments, we are quite concerned, and we are deeply sympathetic for the loss of life, ... Read More»

Job Opening: TEFL Manager Personal Service Contractor (PSC)

OPEN TO: All Qualified Candidates OPENING DATE:  October 13 2020 CLOSING DATE: November 12 2020 The United States Peace Corps seeks a Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Manager to support the work of American volunteers working in rural areas throughout Cambodia.  Peace Corps ( www.peacecorps.gov ) is a U.S. government agency that sends volunteers ... Read More»

Community Solutions Program 2021

Application Deadline: October 28th, 2020 The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the Community Solutions Program 2021 competition. The Community Solutions Program, a fully funded four-month fellowship, is an opportunity to improve your leadership and management skills through online coursework, face-to-face training, and hands-on experience. Community Solutions offers you a ... Read More»

The United States Sanctions Chinese State-Owned Entity for its Role in Corruption in Cambodia

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE SEPTEMBER 15, 2020 China is the world’s largest emitter of environmental pollution including of greenhouse gases and the exploitation of natural resources around the globe.  Today, the United States again took action by imposing sanctions on the People’s Republic of China (PRC) state-owned Union Development Group, Ltd. (UDG) under Executive Order (E.O.) 13818, which ... Read More»

Treasury Sanctions Chinese Entity in Cambodia Under Global Magnitsky Authority

September 15, 2020   WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated one Chinese state-owned entity, Union Development Group Co., Ltd. (UDG), for seizure and demolition of local Cambodians’ land for the construction of the Dara Sakor development project. OFAC designated this People’s Republic of China (PRC) state-owned entity ... Read More»

Remarks of Ambassador W. Patrick Murphy for the Trade & Investment Month Kickoff Reception at the American Chamber of Commerce Cambodia (AmCham)

Thursday, September 3, 2020   Phnom Penh, Cambodia  Thank you everyone for coming, and especially the American Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia for hosting this event. It has been a while since I’ve seen many of you and it’s great to see familiar faces in the crowd including friends from the Royal Government.  I would like to acknowledge the presence of the honored guests:   H.E. Pan Sorasak from the Ministry of ... Read More»

Deputy Secretary Biegun’s Participation in the First U.S.-Mekong Partnership Ministerial Meeting to Launch the Mekong-U.S. Partnership

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON SEPTEMBER 14, 2020 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: On Friday, September 11, the United States, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, and the ASEAN Secretariat launched the Mekong-U.S. Partnership.  The Partnership will expand on cooperation begun in 2009 under the Lower Mekong Initiative by strengthening the autonomy, economic independence, and sustainable ... Read More»

The Mekong-U.S. Partnership: The Mekong Region Deserves Good Partners

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE SEPTEMBER 14, 2020 The launch of the Mekong-U.S. Partnership reflects the importance of the Mekong region to the United States.  Our relationship with Mekong partner countries is an integral part of our Indo-Pacific vision and our strategic partnership with ASEAN.  With more than $150 million in initial investments in regional programs, we will ... Read More»

Launch of the Mekong-U.S. Partnership: Expanding U.S. Engagement with the Mekong Region

FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON SEPTEMBER 14, 2020 The United States, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam reaffirmed their long-standing relationship by launching the Mekong-U.S. Partnership on September 11. The United States announced plans, working with the U.S. Congress, to increase support for the autonomy, economic independence, good governance, and sustainable growth of Mekong partner countries, noting that upholding these values ... Read More»

STATEMENT BY SECRETARY MICHAEL R. POMPEO on International Day of Democracy

September 14, 2020 International Day of Democracy In recognition of the International Day of Democracy on September 15, we reaffirm the right of every citizen to take part in the processes of democratic self-governance.  Democracies are accountable to their citizens.  They respect the Rule of Law, protect lives and property, and respect the freedoms, dignity, ... Read More»

USAID and ASEAN Sign Inaugural Regional Development Cooperation Agreement

PRESS RELEASE JAKARTA, 10 September 2020 – Today, USAID Principal Officer to ASEAN, Mr. Ryan Washburn and Secretary General of ASEAN, H.E. Dato Lim Jock Hoi, signed the first ever Regional Development Cooperation Agreement between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) at the ASEAN Secretariat on ... Read More»

USAID AND ASEAN ELEVATE REGIONAL PARTNERSHIP THROUGH INAUGURAL AGREEMENT

USAID partners with ASEAN to lift regional inclusive growth, while strengthening rules-based systems in support of a peaceful, secure and prosperous Indo-Pacific. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), through the USAID/ASEAN Office, recently signed the first Regional Development Cooperation Agreement between USAID and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to achieve three key ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Participation in the 10th East Asia Summit Virtual Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

For Immediate Release  September 9, 2020  The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo joined counterparts from 17 countries for the 10th East Asia Summit Foreign Ministers’ Meeting this morning.  Secretary Pompeo highlighted U.S. support for principles of openness, inclusiveness, transparency, and respect for international law.  These principles are shared ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Participation in ASEAN-United States Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

For Immediate Release  September 9, 2020  The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo joined the annual ASEAN-United States Foreign Ministers’ Meeting with his counterparts from the 10 ASEAN member states via videoconference on September 9.   Secretary Pompeo and his ASEAN counterparts highlighted the breadth and depth of U.S. engagement and commitment to ... Read More»

U.S. Imposes Restrictions on Certain PRC State-Owned Enterprises and Executives for Malign Activities in the South China Sea

RESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE AUGUST 26, 2020 The United States supports a free and open South China Sea.  We respect the sovereign rights of all nations, regardless of size, and seek to preserve peace and uphold freedom of the seas in a manner consistent with international law.  In July, I announced an updated policy regarding Beijing’s unlawful ... Read More»

New Covid-19 Private Sector Engagement & Partnership Fund

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON AUGUST 5, 2020 The U.S. Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) are launching a new COVID-19 Private Sector Engagement & Partnership Fund with $10 million in supplemental COVID-19 assistance funds to bolster our ongoing response efforts, helping the world’s most vulnerable overcome the devastation inflicted by this deadly virus. ... Read More»

Office of Global Partnerships: COVID-19 Private Sector Engagement & Partnership Fund

OFFICE OF GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS The Department of State and USAID have launched the  COVID-19 Private Sector Engagement & Partnership Fund with an additional $10 million in new assistance funds. The Fund has been established to strengthen the efforts of the private sector and bolster ongoing response efforts, helping the world’s most vulnerable overcome the devastation inflicted by the COVID-19 pandemic. What is the purpose of the Fund? 1) To create ... Read More»

The United States Designates Individuals in Hong Kong for Curtailing Promised Freedoms

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE AUGUST 7, 2020 The Chinese Communist Party has made clear that Hong Kong will never again enjoy the high degree of autonomy that Beijing itself promised to the Hong Kong people and the United Kingdom for 50 years. President Trump has made clear that the United States will therefore treat Hong Kong as ... Read More»

The 53rd Anniversary of the Founding of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE AUGUST 6, 2020 On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I am pleased to congratulate the ten member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the ASEAN Secretariat on the 53rd anniversary of the founding of ASEAN on August 8.  For decades, ASEAN has fostered a ... Read More»

U.S. Economic and Humanitarian Assistance Boost U.S. Leadership in Continued Global COVID-19 Response Efforts

 STATEMENT BY SECRETARY MICHAEL R. POMPEO (AUG 5) August 5, 2020 U.S. Economic and Humanitarian Assistance Boost U.S. Leadership in Continued Global COVID-19 Response Efforts The United States continues to lead the world in the fight against COVID-19, with $20.5 billion now allocated from across the U.S. Government to benefit the global response. This incredible ... Read More»

30th Anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act

For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY MICHAEL R. POMPEO July 26, 2020 30th Anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act Thirty years ago today, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law.  The ADA broke down barriers to access and opportunity, enabling millions of Americans with disabilities to utilize their talents and skills and contribute ... Read More»

Notice on Visa Services

Please be informed that the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh will reopen the Interview Waiver/Drop-Off service (without a visa interview) for B1/B2, F and M visas starting on Wednesday, July 29, 2020. For more information about Interview Waiver process, please visit  this link . In response to significant worldwide challenges related to the ... Read More»

“Alumni Learning and Leading” Program – Facilitator Recruitment (Deadline: July 29, 2020) 

Application deadline: July 29, 2020    Background   The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the “Alumni Learning and Leading” program, that aims to contribute to the personal development of selected alumni by improving their soft skills and mentoring/coaching skills. This program will be delivered in the form of blended learning, a combination of ... Read More»

“Alumni Learning and Leading” Program – Participant Recruitment  (Deadline: July 29, 2020)

Application deadline: July 29, 2020   The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the “Alumni Learning and Leading” program, that aims to contribute to the personal development of selected alumni by improving their soft skills and mentoring/coaching skills. This program will be delivered in the form of blended learning, a combination of ... Read More»

2020 Trafficking in Persons Report: Cambodia

Cambodia (Tier 2 Watch List) The Government of Cambodia does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking but is making significant efforts to do so. These efforts included continuing to prosecute and convict traffickers; establishing a new five-year action plan to combat trafficking; and developing and utilizing new victim identification and ... Read More»

The South China Sea, Southeast Asia’s Patrimony, and Everybody’s Own Backyard

REMARKS DAVID R. STILWELL, ASSISTANT SECRETARY BUREAU OF EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES (VIRTUAL) JULY 14, 2020 Remarks as prepared INTRODUCTION Thank you, Greg. I’m honored to join you. I commend CSIS for regularly convening leading thinkers on the Indo-Pacific and on the South China Sea in particular. ... Read More»

U.S. Position on Maritime Claims in the South China Sea

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE JULY 13, 2020 The United States champions a free and open Indo-Pacific. Today we are strengthening U.S. policy in a vital, contentious part of that region — the South China Sea. We are making clear: Beijing’s claims to offshore resources across most of the South China Sea are completely unlawful, as is its ... Read More»

COVID-19 Information

Last updated:  11/16/20  Country-Specific Information: Cambodia has had a total of 301 confirmed cases of COVID-19. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reduced the Risk Assessment Level for COVID-19 in Cambodia to Level 1: Practice Usual Precautions as described in the Travel Health Notice. This includes being up to date on all recommended vaccinations and practicing ... Read More»

JOINT PRESS ANNOUNCEMENT

JOINT PRESS ANNOUNCEMENT On the Signing of the 2020 Development Objective Agreement Grants between the Royal Government of Cambodia and the Government of the United States of America Phnom Penh, Thursday, 25 June 2020, the Royal Government of Cambodia, through the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC), and the U.S. Government, through the U.S. ... Read More»

2019 Report on International Religious Freedom: Cambodia

Executive Summary The constitution states Buddhism is the state religion, and it is promoted by the government through holiday observances, religious training, Buddhist instruction in public schools, and financial support to Buddhist institutions. The law provides for freedom of belief and religious worship, provided such freedom neither interferes with others’ beliefs and religions nor violates ... Read More»

New Cambodia Entry Requirements and COVID-19 Update

THE EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IN PHNOM PENH IS TRANSMITTING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION THROUGH THE AMERICAN LIAISON NETWORK AS A PUBLIC SERVICE TO U.S. CITIZENS IN CAMBODIA. PLEASE DISSEMINATE THIS MESSAGE TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS IN YOUR ORGANIZATION OR NEIGHBORHOOD. Cambodia Entry Requirements On June 10, authorities announced a requirement that all foreign travelers entering Cambodia pay a deposit of $3,000 upon arrival at airport s for mandatory ... Read More»

Alert: Travel and COVID-19 Update

THE EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IN PHNOM PENH IS TRANSMITTING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION THROUGH THE AMERICAN LIAISON NETWORK AS A PUBLIC SERVICE TO U.S. CITIZENS IN CAMBODIA. PLEASE DISSEMINATE THIS MESSAGE TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS IN YOUR ORGANIZATION OR NEIGHBORHOOD. Cambodia Entry Requirements On May 20, authorities lifted the restrictions on entry ... Read More»

Important Information for U.S. Citizens

June 03, 2020 After a period of limited emergency services in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh will resume some regular services for U.S. citizens. In addition to emergency consular services, a limited number of routine American Citizen Services (ACS) appointments will be available starting June 8. Interested U.S. citizens may use our ... Read More»

Mekong Water Data Reports 2019

The Mekong Water data platform is part of the multi-partner effort to support the Mekong Water Data Initiative (MWDI) and the goals of the Lower Mekong Initiative.  The MWDI encourages Mekong stakeholders to share water and water-related data and collaborate to ensure the long-term sustainability of the Mekong River basin. ​The purpose of the Mekong Water ... Read More»

Statement by Secretary Michael R. Pompeo on PRC proposal to impose National Security Legislation on Hong Kong

May 22, 2020 PRC Proposal to Impose National Security Legislation on Hong Kong The United States condemns the People’s Republic of China (PRC) National People’s Congress proposal to unilaterally and arbitrarily impose national security legislation on Hong Kong.  The decision to bypass Hong Kong’s well-established legislative processes and ignore the will of the people of Hong ... Read More»

STATEMENT BY SECRETARY MICHAEL R. POMPEO

For Immediate Release  May 20, 2020  Delivering on American Commitments in the COVID-19 Response with Additional Foreign Assistance  Months into fighting the COVID-19 pandemic at home and abroad, the United States is continuing to lead the global charge against the pandemic, building on decades of leadership in life-saving health and humanitarian assistance. Through the generosity ... Read More»

Stimson Center’s Report: The Mekong Matters for America and America Matters for the Mekong

BY  Brian Eyler  Co-Author ·   Courtney Weatherby  Co-Author Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam are bound together and geographically defined by the Mekong River, which has historically provided a rich, natural bounty of fish, agricultural productivity, physical connectivity, and key environmental services to more than 60 million people living in the river basin. The Mekong’s importance has only grown as ... Read More»

The U.S. Is Leading the Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic and Developing a Vaccine

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MAY 4, 2020 As outlined in its recent Action Plan, the United States is bringing together the brightest minds in U.S. government agencies, the private sector, universities, and overseas partners to develop vaccines and therapeutic interventions to protect the world from COVID-19.  The United States is using its G7 Presidency to catalyze the ... Read More»

2020-2021 Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program

Deadline: May 20, 2020 Welcome to the 2020-2021 Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (Fulbright TEA)! The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2020-2021 Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program. This program will provide Cambodian teachers with unique opportunities to develop expertise in ... Read More»

Joint Statement from the Co-Chairs of the Special ASEAN-United States Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson April 26, 2020 The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America and the Lao PDR as the co-Chairs of the Special ASEAN-United States Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) conducted via video conference on April 22/23, 2020. Begin Text: We, the ASEAN Foreign Ministers and the ... Read More»

United States Provides Additional $1.5 Million for Cambodia’s Response to COVID-19

For Immediate Release April 27, 2020 The United States Government this week committed an additional $1.5 million in funds to assist Cambodia in the fight against COVID-19.  Since the beginning of the epidemic, the United States has committed over $3.5 million in total to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Cambodia.  The assistance, delivered through ... Read More»

The United States and ASEAN are Partnering to Defeat COVID-19, Build Long-Term Resilience, and Support Economic Recovery

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE APRIL 22, 2020 Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are enduring strategic partners as we respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and plan for economic recovery. We commit to continue our collaboration with ASEAN to beat this pandemic and get back to the business of building a bright future for the ... Read More»

U.S.-ASEAN HEALTH FUTURES

FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON APRIL 22, 2020 Today, Secretary Pompeo launched the U.S.-ASEAN Health Futures initiative. Health Futures captures our existing and ongoing work with ASEAN on public health and lays the groundwork for long-term partnership, targeted assistance, and a renewed focus on our most fundamental resource – the health and wellbeing of our combined one billion ... Read More»

Remarks of Ambassador W. Patrick Murphy at Virtual Journal Launch and Discussion “2nd edition of Journal of Greater Mekong Studies”

April 21, 2020 Phnom Penh, Cambodia Good Day! We are really pleased to launch the second edition of the Journal of Greater Mekong studies. This is a forum to discuss key issues that inform relevant stakeholders and address complex issues facing the region. The Lower Mekong is a focus for ASEAN and the entire international ... Read More»

UPDATE: The United States Is Continuing To Lead the Humanitarian and Health Assistance Response to COVID-19

FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON APRIL 16, 2020 The U.S. Government is leading the world’s humanitarian and health response to the COVID-19 pandemic even while we battle the virus at home.  As part of this comprehensive and generous  response from the American people, the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) have now ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON APRIL 8, 2020 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:‎ Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday.  Secretary Pompeo and Prime Minister Hun Sen discussed the long history of friendship the United States has offered to Cambodia, especially in the form of ... Read More»

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo Remarks to the Press

PRESS BRIEFING ROOM WASHINGTON, DC APRIL 7, 2020 SECRETARY POMPEO: Good morning, everyone.  Glad we’re all together, everybody healthy, everybody looking good, staying apart – all fantastic. I wanted to start with just a few brief items here this morning, beginning in the Western Hemisphere. First, I want to express my thanks to the dozens of ... Read More»

Statement by Secretary Michael R. Pompeo on Continuing U.S. Leadership in the Global COVID-19 Response through Additional U.S. Foreign Assistance

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson April 8, 2020  Thanks to the unmatched generosity of the American people and the efforts of the U.S. government, the United States has continued to lead the world’s public health and humanitarian response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are building on that leadership, with another $225 million ... Read More»

Notice on Flights for U.S. Citizens

April 27, 2020 As of April 27, the following airlines depart Cambodia for onward connecting flights to the United States.  Many travelers worldwide have reported unexpected flight cancellations and limited flight availability.  Please check airline websites for times and availability and do not book flights through an online search service. We recommend booking flights through ... Read More»

U.S. Support for ASEAN in Fighting COVID-19

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release March 31, 2020 FACT SHEET U.S. Support for ASEAN in Fighting COVID-19 As the leader in the global health and humanitarian response to COVID-19, the United States has acted swiftly to support our ASEAN partners in combating the COVID-19 virus. Since the outbreak began, ... Read More»

Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel

The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh COVID-19 Travel and Security Alert

The Government of Cambodia has announced a 30-day suspension of entry into Cambodia for foreigners traveling from the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Iran — effective March 17.   Cambodian authorities have not provided details on implementation of this suspension, including whether immigration officials will allow American citizens with residence or work permits to ... Read More»

Information for Visa Applicants Regarding COVID-19

Effective March 16, 2020, the United States Embassy in Phnom Penh, Cambodia is cancelling routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments.  We will resume routine visa services as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date at this time. The MRV fee is valid and may be used for a visa application in the ... Read More»

Message to American Citizens: U.S. passport holders may be denied entry into Cambodia.

March 14, 2020 The Cambodian Ministry of Health (MOH) announced on March 14 a 30-day suspension of entry into Cambodia on “foreigners traveling from” the United States, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain.  The suspension went into effect on Tuesday March 17.  U.S. passport holders have been denied boarding on flights to Cambodia, and American citizens ... Read More»

EducationUSA Fair 2020

For Immediate Release February 27, 2020 2020/08 U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh is pleased to announce the 2020 EducationUSA Fairs in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh.  With support from U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh, EducationUSA Cambodia organized these fairs to highlight U.S. educational and exchange opportunities for Cambodian students. The fairs provide a unique venue for Cambodians ... Read More»

The U.S., China, and Pluralism in International Affairs

Remarks David R. Stilwell, Assistant Secretary Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs Brookings Institution December 2, 2019 As Prepared Good afternoon. Thank you to the Brookings Institution for inviting me. I’ve been asked to speak today about the People’s Republic of China, and its intentions for shaping the global order. I will do ... Read More»

Health Alert: COVID19 Update

February 20, 2020 The U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh continues to coordinate with Holland-American Line (HAL) and the Cambodian government to assist U.S. citizen passengers of the MS Westerdam in Cambodia with onward flights home. Since a passenger from the MS Westerdam tested positive for COVID19 (novel coronavirus) upon arrival on Saturday, February 15 in ... Read More»

A message to U.S. citizens regarding public safety and COVID19

February 16, 2020 Earlier today, we learned that Malaysian health authorities confirmed a passenger from the MS Westerdam cruise ship, which docked in Sihanoukville on February 13, tested positive for COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) after arriving in Kuala Lumpur on February 14. The elderly passenger’s spouse tested negative. Personnel from U.S. Mission Cambodia are participating in ... Read More»

EducationUSA Fair 2020

Around 20 representatives from U.S. colleges and universities will be available to speak with Cambodian students about degree programs, admission requirements, and scholarship opportunities in the United States at the EducationUSA Fair in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. Other exhibitors at the fair will provide information about student visas, U.S. government exchange programs, and EducationUSA ... Read More»

Health Alert – Do Not Travel to China (January 31, 2020)

Location: Cambodia Event: Do Not Travel to China due to novel coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China. On January 30, the World Health Organization has determined the rapidly spreading outbreak constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance ... Read More»

Fast Facts about Cambodia’s Agriculture Sector

·         Agriculture accounts for 22 percent of Cambodia’s GDP, and employs about 3 million people. ·         Agricultural exports – including rice, cassava, maize, pepper, fresh mango, and raw palm oil – reached 4.2 million tons in 2018. ·         U.S.-Cambodia agriculture trade is about $220 million per year, lots of potential for growth. ·         Cambodia’s agriculture ... Read More»

Agriculture Delegates

For Immediate Release                                                                                                                     January 31, 2020 2020/05 Delegates from American companies including Amazon, John Deer, and IBM are visiting Cambodia to learn and explore latest trends in agriculture, including technology, biosecurity and food safety. They will participate in two-day event “Business Opportunities in Cambodia’s Agriculture Sector” to be held in Phnom Penh ... Read More»

Fall 2020 YSEALI Professional Fellows Program

Applications are now open for the Fall 2020 YSEALI Professional Fellows program! The YSEALI Professional Fellows Program gives participants ages 25-35 the opportunity to spend five weeks in the United States, where they will work in a full-time placement in a U.S. business, NGO or government office. During these placements, Fellows build their practical expertise, leadership skills, and professional ... Read More»

Health Alert – Novel Coronavirus in China (January 24, 2020)

Novel Coronavirus in China Location: Cambodia Event:  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  (U.S. CDC) has issued a Watch Level 3 Alert (Avoid Nonessential Travel) for Wuhan and a Watch Level 1 Alert (Practice Usual Precautions) for China in response to an ongoing outbreak of pneumonia first identified in Wuhan, China, caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. Person-to-person spread is ... Read More»

Technical Trainer Assistant (TTA) Full Time Temporary Positions

OPEN TO:                            All Qualified Candidates OPENING DATE:                January 2, 2020 CLOSING DATE:                 January 25, 2020 WORK HOURS:                 Full time; 48 hrs/week WORK PERIOD:                 June 25, 2020 – September 11, 2020 Peace Corps Cambodia seeks two Technical Trainer Assistants (TTA) ... Read More»

TEFL MANAGER Personal Service Contractor (PSC)

OPEN TO:                    All Qualified Candidates OPENING DATE:           January 10, 2020 CLOSING DATE:           January 31, 2020 The United States Peace Corps seeks a Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Manager to support the work of American volunteers working in rural areas throughout Cambodia.  Peace Corps ... Read More»

Language and Cross-Culture Facilitator (LCF) Full Time Temporary Positions

OPEN TO:                    All Qualified Candidates OPENING DATE:         January 10, 2020 CLOSING DATE:         January 31, 2020 WORK HOURS:           Full time; 48 hrs/week WORK PERIOD:           June 25, 2020 – September 11, 2020 Peace Corps Cambodia seeks multiple Language and Cross-culture Facilitators (LCFs) for our K14 Pre-Service Training (PST). ... Read More»

Homestay & Site Coordinator (HSC) Full Time Temporary Positions

Homestay & Site Coordinator (HSC) Full Time Temporary Positions OPEN TO:                    All Qualified Candidates OPENING DATE:         January 10, 2020 CLOSING DATE:         January 31, 2020 WORK HOURS:           Full time; 48 hrs/week WORK PERIOD:           June 1, 2020 – September 11, 2020 Peace Corps Cambodia seeks two Homestay ... Read More»

Heightened Middle East Tensions

There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. Out of an abundance of caution, the Embassy is enhancing its security posture.  The Embassy will remain open during regular business hours for visa and American Citizen Services appointments, including passport issuance.  The Embassy will continue to ... Read More»

The 70th Anniversary of Diplomatic Ties between the United States and Cambodia

The United States and Cambodia first established diplomatic relations in 1950, when U.S. diplomat Donald Heath, stationed in then-French Saigon, presented his credentials to King Sihanouk. This year, 2020, marks the 70th Anniversary of the establishment of these diplomatic relations. In order to highlight the contributions of the United States to Cambodia’s development, as well ... Read More»

Event: Business Opportunities in Agriculture will be the LARGEST agriculture event of 2020!

Take a Look at Cambodia’s Agriculture Sector Cambodia has developed rapidly over the past two decades with GDP averaging 7% growth per year.  Agriculture still plays a major role in the economy, generating one-third of GDP and employing 40 percent of the workforce.  Cambodia is one of the world’s largest rice exporters and exports fruits ... Read More»

The Online Professional English Network (OPEN) Programs

Winter Term 2021 (Begins January 12 – March 9, 2021) Application deadline: 12:00 p.m., October 26, 2020 The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh is pleased to announce the offering of the Online Professional English Network (OPEN) Programs to teachers and educators who are interested in participating in an online professional development ... Read More»

Announcement of Sale

The U.S. Embassy, Phnom Penh will hold an auction of vehicles, generators, furniture, and other supplies for the general public. Location of the Sale U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh Warehouse, No. 1782, National Road 5, Sangkat Toul Sangke, Khann Russey Keo. (North of Japanese Bridge) Date and Time of Sale Thursday, 19 December 2019 8:00 a.m. ... Read More»

Report Trafficking in Persons

What is Human Smuggling? Human smuggling is the importation of people into another country involving deliberate evasion of immigration laws. It includes bringing illegal aliens into another country as well as the unlawful transportation and harboring of aliens already in the country. What is Trafficking in Persons? Human trafficking is one of the most least ... Read More»

Town Hall for American Citizens

The U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh is pleased to invite American citizens to attend a Town Hall Meeting with Ambassador W. Patrick Murphy on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 from 1:30-2:30 p.m.  Ambassador Murphy will make brief remarks on U.S.-Cambodian relations and he and Embassy staff will be available to answer questions from the audience on services ... Read More»

Job Opening: English Teaching and Teacher Training (ETTT) Pre-Service Training Technical Trainer at Peace Corps

Vacancy Announcement Full Time Temporary Position OPEN TO:                  All Qualified Candidates OPENING DATE:      22 November 2019 CLOSING DATE:       20 December 2019 WORK HOURS:        Full time; 48 hrs/week WORK PERIOD:        June 29, 2020 – September 11, 2020 The United States Peace Corps Cambodia seeks two Technical Trainers for our ... Read More»

Call for Proposals – Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation 2020 Small Grants Program (Deadline: December 15, 2019)

NOTICE OF FUNDING OPPORTUNITY Federal Awarding Agency: U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh Announcement Type: Grant Notice Funding Opportunity Number: PAS-CB-600-20-PAS-0002 Funding Opportunity Title:  Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation Opportunity Category Discretionary Funding Instrument Type: Grant Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 19.025 — Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation Application Deadline: December 15, 2019 Floor on Amount of ... Read More»

Call for Proposals – Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation 2020 Large Grants Program (Deadline: December 15, 2019)

NOTICE OF FUNDING OPPORTUNITY   Federal Awarding Agency: U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh Announcement Type: Grant Notice Funding Opportunity Number: PAS-CB-600-20-PAS-0003 Funding Opportunity Title: Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation Large Grants Program Opportunity Category: Discretionary Funding Instrument Type: Grant Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 19.025 — Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation Application Deadline: Project abstracts, see application guidelines below, shall be submitted ... Read More»

Cambodia’s National Day

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE NOVEMBER 7, 2019 On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I extend my congratulations to the people of Cambodia on the 66th anniversary of your independence on November 9. In recognition of the values that Cambodians and Americans share, we hope this day will focus on national reconciliation; peaceful ... Read More»

Public Affairs Section Notice of Funding Opportunity 2020

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE U.S. EMBASSY PHNOM PENH, PUBLIC AFFAIRS SECTION Notice of Funding Opportunity Funding Opportunity Title: U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh PAS Annual Program Statement Funding Opportunity Number: PAS-CB-600-20-PAS-0001 Deadline for Applications: Rolling Basis until September 1, 2020, see Section 4 for reviewing deadlines CFDA Number: 19.040 – Public Diplomacy Programs Total Amount Available: ... Read More»

Security Message: Expected Traffic Disruptions and Potential for Increased Crime during the Early November Holidays

November 04, 2019 The Cambodian government officially recognizes holidays on November 9 (Independence Day) and the Water and Moon Festival (November 10 to November 13).  The annual Water and Moon Festival itself will take place in Phnom Penh on November 10-12.  Several hundred thousand people are expected to come to Phnom Penh for this event. ... Read More»

The United States and ASEAN: Expanding the Enduring Partnership

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release  FACT SHEET November 3, 2019   The United States and ASEAN: Expanding the Enduring Partnership U.S. engagement with the ten member states of ASEAN has never been stronger.  The United States welcomed the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific, and its close complementarity with America’s ... Read More»

Release of the United States’ Report on the Implementation of the Indo-Pacific Strategy

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON NOVEMBER 3, 2019 On the occasion of the 2019 Indo-Pacific Business Forum and the East Asia Summit in Bangkok, Thailand, the U.S. Department of State is pleased to release a progress report on the implementation of the U.S. whole-of-government strategy for the Indo-Pacific region. “A Free and Open Indo-Pacific: Advancing a Shared Vision” ... Read More»

Indo-Pacific Transparency Initiative

FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON NOVEMBER 3, 2019 The Indo Pacific Transparency Initiative was announced by Vice President Pence in November 2018 at the APEC CEO Summit in Papua New Guinea. The Transparency Initiative encompasses more than $600 million in programs that have been funded since the beginning of the Trump Administration. These programs promote civil society, rule ... Read More»

Fulbright U.S.-ASEAN Visiting Scholar Initiative – FY 2021

Application Deadline: December 21, 2020 The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the FY 2021 competition for the Fulbright U.S.-ASEAN Visiting Scholar Initiative. Applications close at 12:00 p.m. on December 21, 2020. Program Description Fulbright U.S. – ASEAN Visiting Scholars will travel to the United States for three to four ... Read More»

Remarks by Chargé d‘Affaires Michael Newbill at the Openning of East Asia Pacific EducationaUSA Forum

 Sokha Penh Hotel & Residence September 18, 2019 (As prepared for delivery) On behalf of the U.S. Mission in Cambodia, I would like to offer a warm welcome to the university and college representatives, our EducationUSA advisers, colleagues and friends attending the EducationUSA Forum in Phnom Penh. Welcome to the Kingdom of Wonder! The U.S. ... Read More»

American Citizens in Siem Reap – Off-site consular services

American Citizens in Siem Reap Off-site consular services Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh is pleased to announce the provision of Off-site consular services in Siem Reap.  We will be accepting applications for passport renewal, report of birth abroad and notarial services. The services provided are ... Read More»

Remarks by Chargé d‘Affairs Michael Newbill at the Hand Over Ceremony of ISO 15189 Plus Accreditation Certificate

National Institute of Public Health September 9, 2019 (As prepared for delivery) His Excellency Mam Bun Heng, Minister of Health; His Excellency Dr. Sok Pheng, Secretary of State for Health; His Excellency Prof. Sophoan Vonntanak, Dean of University of Health Sciences; Prof. Ung Sam An, Advisor to Minister of Health; His Excellency Dr. Hok Kim ... Read More»

Information Session on the 2019-2021 English Access Microscholarship Program (Access) – Application, Program Design, and Implementation

Deadline: August 23, 2019 The Public Affairs Section at the U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh will host an information session on the Recruitment of 2019-2021 English Access Microscholarship Program in Cambodia at the American Center of the U.S. Embassy on Thursday August 29, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. This information session will help prepare interested implementing ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh Announces Call for Proposals: “2019-2021 (FY2018) English Access Microscholarship Program”

Deadline: September 13, 2019 The U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh is pleased to announce the 2019-2021 (FY2018) English Access Microscholarship Program and to invite proposals from not-for-profit organizations, public/private educational institutions and schools. This year, proposals for Access program in Kampot province are strongly encouraged. The English Access Microscholarship Program is a global high-profile scholarship program ... Read More»

The 52nd Anniversary of the Founding of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations

August 07, 2019 Press Statement by SECRETARY OF STATE MICHAEL R. POMPEO The 52nd Anniversary of the Founding of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I’m pleased to congratulate the ten member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the ASEAN Secretariat on the ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh Announces Call for Proposals: “Strengthening our Two-Country Friendship through Arts” project

Cambodia Funding Opportunity Number: CB-600-19-PAS-0005 Deadline for Applications: September 10, 2019 Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 19.040 (Public Diplomacy Program) Maximum Total Award Funding: $20,000 Anticipated project start date: October 1, 2019 Funding Instrument Type: Grant, or Fixed Amount Award Deadline Application Submission: September 10, 2019 The U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh, Public Affairs ... Read More»

The United States Reaffirms our Enduring Relationship with ASEAN

Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY MORGAN ORTAGUS, SPOKESPERSON The United States Reaffirms our Enduring Relationship with ASEAN On the 10th anniversary of the accession of the United States to the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia, the United States celebrates our flourishing strategic partnership with ASEAN. The close relationship ... Read More»

Cambodia: Three years and still no effective investigation into Dr. Kem Ley’s killing

On the third anniversary of his death, the U.S. government repeats our call for the Cambodian government to conduct a full, transparent, and credible investigation of Kem Ley’s assassination. We also express our renewed condolences to Kem Ley’s family, who are still waiting and hoping for a full accounting of his senseless and cowardly killing. ... Read More»

Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Michael Newbill at the CICP Regional Workshop on the Future Prospects of the Mekong River

Raffle Hotel Phnom Penh June 13, 2019 (as prepared for delivery) Excellency Pou Sothirak, Executive Director of Cambodia Institute for Peace and Cooperation (CICP). Excellency Sim Vireak, Advisor to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Department of State Deputy Assistant Secretary Mr. Walter Douglas Good morning everyone!  It is my pleasure to join ... Read More»

Remarks by Chargé D’affaires Michael Newbill at the WMF 30th Anniversary

Phnom Bakheng, Siem Reap Monday, June 10, 2019 (as prepared for delivery) Good Morning. I am happy to join the World’s Monument’s Fund 30th anniversary celebration. I would like to begin by thanking our distinguished guests for their presence here today: Her Excellency Dr. Phoeung Sackona, Minister of the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts, ... Read More»

ANNOUNCEMENT OF SALE

The U.S. Embassy, Phnom Penh will hold an auction of generators, furniture, and other supplies for the general public. Location of the Sale U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh Warehouse, No. 1782, National Road 5, Sangkat Toul Sangke, Khann Russey Keo. (North of Japanese Bridge) Date and Time of Sale Friday, May 24, 2019 8:00 a.m. – ... Read More»

Remarks by Chargé d’affaires Michael Newbill at Groundbreaking Celebration of an Angkor Wildlife and Aquarium Project

Chief of Mission Residence Monday, April 29, 2019 (As prepared for delivery) Good evening everyone! Welcome to the U.S. Ambassador’s residence, and thank you for coming tonight to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Angkor Wildlife and Aquarium. My name is Michael Newbill and I am Chargé d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy. I may not get ... Read More»

Cambodians hoping to study in the United States: You are welcome here!

Op-Eds by​ Chargé d’affaires Michael Newbill I want to congratulate all students in Cambodia who have received offers of admission from one of the over 4,700 accredited institutions of higher learning in the United States.  Graduates of U.S. universities have gone on to become leaders and innovators in many fields around the world, and you ... Read More»

Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): YSEALI Regional Workshop on Citizen Journalism and Free Flow of Information (Deadline: July 31, 2019)

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE U.S. EMBASSY Phnom Penh Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) Funding Opportunity Title:             YSEALI Regional Workshop on Citizen Journalism and Free Flow of Information Funding Opportunity Number:      CB60019PAS004 Deadline for Applications:               July 31, 2019 CFDA Number:                                19.040 Total Amount Available:                 $200,000.00 A. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The Public Affairs Section of the ... Read More»

Best Wishes for Khmer New Year

Press Statement Morgan Ortagus Department Spokesperson Washington, DC April 12, 2019 STATEMENT BY MORGAN ORTAGUS, SPOKESPERSON: Best Wishes for Khmer New Year   On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I offer congratulations to the people of Cambodia on the occasion of Khmer New Year. The people-to-people ties between Cambodia and the ... Read More»

STATEMENT BY ROBERT PALLADINO, DEPUTY SPOKESPERSON

March 27, 2019 For Immediate Release U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Uighur Muslims Impacted by Human Rights Crisis in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region of China Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met yesterday with Mihrigul Tursun, a Uighur Muslim who survived horrific conditions and abuse in a Chinese ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy and EducationUSA Host Annual EducationUSA Fair 2019

Media advisory For Immediate Release March 1, 2019 The U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh and EducationUSA Cambodia will host the annual EducationUSA Fair 2019 on Monday, March 4, 2019 to highlight U.S. educational opportunities for Cambodian students. The Fair will provide a unique venue for Cambodians to connect with U.S. institutions of higher learning and to ... Read More»

The Search for POW/MIA Remains: Thoughts on My Trip to the Excavation Site

By Chargé d’affaires Michael Newbill Last week, I had the honor and opportunity to visit a site excavation performed by the DPAA.  DPAA is charged with one of America’s most important humanitarian missions – finding and returning the remains of U.S. soldiers killed in action overseas.  Returning the remains of loved ones to their families ... Read More»

Remarks by Chargé D’affaires Michael Newbill at the Seminar on Aviation and the Cape Town Convention

Rosewood Hotel, 36th Floor, Salon II Friday, February 22, 2019; 2:00 p.m. (as prepared for delivery) Good morning and thank you for joining us today.  I am thrilled to see so many of you here to learn more today’s topic – the Cape Town Convention, and, more specifically, its potential benefits to Cambodia’s growing aviation ... Read More»

Remarks by Chargé d’affaires Michael Newbill Opening Ceremony – 5th Cambodia Science and Engineering Festival

National Olympic Stadium Thursday, February 21, 2019 (as prepared for delivery) Your Excellency Dr. Hang Chuon Naron, Minister of Education, Youth and Sports, Ambassador Tina Susan Redshaw and other distinguished guests, volunteers, presenters, and students, thank you so much for all of your work to organize this impressive festival. It is a huge pleasure to ... Read More»

Harpeth Rising tour in Cambodia: Joining with local artists to promote female empowerment February 21-27, 2019

For Immediate Release February 22, 2019 The U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh is proud to sponsor the American music group Harpeth Rising in Cambodia. The February 21-27 tour is held in collaboration with the non-governmental organization Cambodian Living Arts (CLA). To kick off the tour, the Embassy invites members of the media to attend a press ... Read More»

EducationUSA Fair 2019

Over 25 representatives from U.S. colleges and universities will be available to speak with Cambodian students about degree programs, admission requirements, and scholarship opportunities in the United States at the EducationUSA Fair in Phnom Penh. Other exhibitors at the fair will provide information about student visas, U.S. government exchange programs, and EducationUSA advising. The fair ... Read More»

CHPAA’s Mission to Cambodia Ninth

Ty Flewelling, PA-C, Medical Attaché – US Embassy Cambodia February 14, 2019 This week, I had the honor of joining the Chargé d’Affaires Michael Newbill, as he traveled to Kampong Thom Province to witness, first-hand the incredible care by a team of American medical professionals from the Cambodian Health Professionals Association of America (CHPAA). As ... Read More»

Statement on EU Proceedings to Suspend Cambodia’s EBA Trade Benefits

U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh Statement For Immediate Release February 12, 2019 The United States notes the European Union’s decision to begin proceedings to suspend Cambodia’s preferential trade benefits under the Everything But Arms (EBA) scheme due to the serious setbacks to the protection of human rights and labor rights over the past 18 months. ... Read More»

Call for Applications! 2019/20 ASEAN Science and Technology Fellowship (Deadline: February 24, 2019)

Submission Deadline: February 24, 2019 WHAT ASEAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FELLOWSHIP IS ALL ABOUT The ASEAN Science and Technology (S&T) Fellowship is the successor to the ASEAN-US Science  and Technology Fellowship programme that was piloted and launched by the USAID ASEAN-U.S. Partnership for Good Governance, Equitable and Sustainable Development and Security (PROGRESS) program, in partnership ... Read More»

Commercialization of Aquaculture for Sustainable Trade (CAST) – Cambodia WISHH/ASA Food for Progress 2018

 Press Releases Thursday, January 31, 2019 The Project:     The U.S. government is funding over $17 million to increase the growth and development of freshwater aquaculture in Cambodia.  The CAST Project, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food for Progress program, aligns with the Royal Government of Cambodia’s Strategic Plan for Aquaculture Development. It ... Read More»

Remarks by CDA Michael A. Newbill at CAST Cambodia Launch Event

Cambodiana Hotel, Phnom Penh Thursday, January 31, 2019 (as prepared for delivery) Good afternoon and welcome to the project launch for the Commercialization of Aquaculture for Sustainable Trade, or CAST! I would like to begin by giving special thanks to His Excellency Veng Sakhon, the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries, for joining us here today. ... Read More»

Visit of Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Dr. Joseph H. Felter to Cambodia

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for South and Southeast Asia Dr. Joseph H. Felter will visit Cambodia January 15-16, 2019. DASD Felter will meet with Ministry of National Defense Secretary of State General Neang Phat to discuss a shared vision of a free and open Indo-Pacific region, and how a productive military-to-military relationship can help Cambodia ... Read More»

Joint Statement By Secretary Of State Michael R. Pompeo And Secretary Of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release December 20, 2018 Chinese Actors Compromise Global Managed Service Providers Since at least 2014, Chinese cyber actors associated with the Chinese Ministry of State Security have hacked multiple U.S. and global managed service and cloud providers.  These Chinese actors used this access to compromise ... Read More»

Remarks by Chargé D’ Affaires Michael A. Newbill at the Closing Ceremony of U.S. Food Week

Raffles Hotel, Phnom Penh Wednesday, December 12, 2018 (as prepared for delivery) Welcome to the Closing Ceremony of U.S. Foods Week.  Thank you all for being here.  I would like to acknowledge HE Vath Chamroeun from the Ministry of Tourism for attending this evening. What is American cuisine? Hot dogs? Pizza? Buffalo wings? Tacos? Hoagies? ... Read More»

National Day of Mourning President George H. W. Bush

National Day of Mourning President George H. W. Bush Wednesday December 5, 2018 The U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh, Cambodia will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday December 5th.  As the nation mourns the loss of President George H. W. Bush, President Trump has taken official action to allow Federal Employees to join their fellow citizens in remembering ... Read More»

Public Affairs Section Notice of Funding Opportunity-FY2019

Funding Opportunity Title:             U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh PAS Annual Program Statement Funding Opportunity Number:      PAS-CB-600-19-PAS-0003 Deadline for Applications:               Rolling Basis until September 1, 2019, see Section 4 for reviewing deadlines CFDA Number:                                19.040 – Public Diplomacy Programs Total Amount Available:                 $20,000 Maximum for Each Award:            $20,000 A.PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The U.S. Embassy ... Read More»

Call for Proposals: The 2019 American Music Abroad – Harpeth Rising Band

Cambodia Funding Opportunity Number: CB-600-19-PAS-0004 Deadline for Applications: December 31, 2018 Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 19.040 (Public Diplomacy Program) Total Funding: USD17, 000 Program Description: The U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh, Public Affairs Section announces an open competition for American and Cambodian non-profit organizations, universities, community organizations, and individuals that are already doing ... Read More»

Town Hall with our Regional Social Security Administration Representative

U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh Invitation for U.S. Citizens: Town Hall with our Regional Social Security Administration Representative November 29, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. The U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh is pleased to invite U.S. citizens to attend a town hall meeting with Regional Federal Benefits Officer Darrin Morgan, on Thursday, November 29, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. in Phnom ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador William Heidt at “WE Next” Women’s Entrepreneurship Event

Raintree, Phnom Penh Wednesday, November 14, 2018 (as prepared for delivery) Thank you for that very kind introduction, Kate.  And it’s good to be working together again, Sovan. Thank you all for coming out tonight for what I hope will be an interesting – and very practical – discussion of the opportunities and challenges facing ... Read More»

Opinion-Mike Pence: The United States seeks collaboration, not control, in the Indo-Pacific

By Mike Pence November 9 at 6:19 PM Mike Pence is vice president of the United States. Last year in Vietnam, President Trump laid out the United States’ vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific. This week, on the president’s behalf, I will lead a delegation to that region to discuss our progress on making this ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador William Heidt at the Signing Ceremony with the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts

National Museum, Phnom Penh Tuesday, November 6, 2018 (as prepared for delivery) Good afternoon colleagues from the media.  Thank you for all for coming out today. I would like to begin by thanking our distinguished guests for their presence here today:  H.E. Dr. Phoeurng Sackona, the Minister of Culture and Fine Arts; H.E. Kim Sedara, ... Read More»

BUILD ACT briefing – Now

David Bohigian Executive Vice President, OPIC Telephonic Briefing November 6, 2018 Moderator:  Hi, good evening to everyone from the Asia Pacific Regional Media Hub in Manila.  Thank you for joining us.  And a thank you to David Bohigian for joining us so early from DC. David is the Executive Vice President of the U.S. Overseas ... Read More»

2019 USDA Borlaug Fellowship Program for Cambodia (Deadline: December 31, 2018)

Deadline: December 31, 2018 The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is pleased to announce the 2019 Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program (Borlaug Fellowship Program) for Cambodia. The Borlaug Fellowship Program promotes agricultural productivity, food security, and economic growth through collaborative research. The program offers training for agricultural research, leadership, and agricultural ... Read More»

What is 16 Days Campaign?

16 Days campaign is also known as “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign.” It runs from November 25 (International Day Against Violence against Women) to December 10 (International Human Rights Day). International Day Against Violence against Women was first declared in 1981 to commemorate the violent assassination of the Mirabal sisters on November ... Read More»

Call for Proposals – Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation 2019 Small Grants Program (Deadline: December 1, 2018)

Federal Awarding Agency: U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh Announcement Type: Grant Notice Funding Opportunity Number: CB600-19-PAS-002 Funding Opportunity Title:  Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation Opportunity Category Discretionary Funding Instrument Type: Grant Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 19.025 — Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation Application Deadline: December 1, 2018 Total Funding: Ranging from $10,000 to $200,000 Anticipated Award ... Read More»

16 Days campaign against gender-based violence (GBV) (Deadline: November 19, 2018)

 USAID/Cambodia is calling on all youths in Cambodia to submit a creative visual response to the following question:  How can young people in Cambodia help prevent and respond to GBV? The competition winners will have the chance to: Lunch with key members of the U.S. Embassy Share their work in the globally distributed USAID Newsletters; ... Read More»

Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Michael Newbill at the Combating Fake News Conference

Lyla Restaurant, Phnom Penh Wednesday, October 25, 2018 (as prepared for delivery) The institution of the press plays three important roles in the national life of a country. First, a free press has a responsibility to inform the public about local and national developments in an accurate and timely fashion – policy statements, investment plans, ... Read More»

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR OVERSEAS VOTERS

October 18, 2018 — Alexandria, Va. — The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) has become aware of reports that some overseas voters are unable to access their state’s online voter registration and election systems. This is primarily due to states blocking web traffic from foreign countries in an effort to increase the cybersecurity of their ... Read More»

The 15th International Music Festival Phnom Penh under the Theme “Music and Migration”

Welcome to the 15th International Music Festival Phnom Penh with the festival’s theme of “Music and Migration” from November 1-4! This year Festival coincides with the celebration of 100th birth anniversary of the famous 20th Century American composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein. On November 1st at 7:00PM at Raffles Hotel Le Royal, there will be ... Read More»

STOP. THINK. CONNECT: Keep Yourself Safe Online

People around the world are spending more time online than ever before. As more people use the Internet for online shopping, banking, financial management, and socializing, they also expose themselves to increased cyber risks. Online threats and cyber-attacks are a threat to the national and economic security of every nation. Because cybersecurity is important to ... Read More»

Diversity Visa Program 2020

The Department of State administers the annual Diversity Visa (DV) Program which provides immigrant visas to 50,000 qualified applicants from a select group of eligible countries each year. There is no fee to apply, but to qualify you must meet the following simple but strict requirements: You must have completed your high school education or ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador William Heidt at the Plenary Session of Business Opportunities in Cambodian Agriculture

Rosewood Hotel, Phnom Penh Wednesday, September 26, 2018 (as prepared for delivery) Lok Chumteav Cham Nimul, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Commerce, and other colleagues from the Royal Government of Cambodia; Lok Okhnas, Lok Chumteav Okhnas, and other distinguished leaders from the Cambodian business communities: Mr. Allen Tan, Chairman of the American Chamber ... Read More»

Remarks by Chargé D’Affaires Michael Newbill at the “Regional Conference Whither “The Indo-Pacific Strategy?” of CICP

Raffles Hotel, Phnom Penh September 20, 2018 (as prepared for delivery) Good morning everyone! First, I want to welcome all of the participants who have come from other countries to attend this conference. And of course, I especially want to thank Ambassador Pou Sothirak for his leadership and vision in pulling this conference together. It ... Read More»

Study of the United States Institute (SUSI) for Scholars on U.S. National Security Policymaking (Deadline: September 26, 2018)

Deadline for submission:  September 26, 2018 The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce a scholarship opportunity for the Study of the U.S. Institute (SUSI) for Scholars on U.S. National Security Policymaking – Winter 2019. SUSI for Scholars is an intensive post-graduate level academic program with an integrated study tour whose ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at the Dedication/Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of the Krakor Health Center in Pursat

Krakor District, Pursat August 14, 2018 (as prepared for delivery) H.E. Dr. Mam Bunheng, Minister of Health; H.E. Ly Thuch, Senior Minister and 1st Vice President of the Cambodian Mine Action and Victims Assistance Authority (CMAA); H.E. Dr. Mau Thaknin, Governor of Pursat Province; Mr. Ben Vanna, Mayor of Krakor District; Dr. Khoy Dy, Director ... Read More»

Transcript of Telephonic Press Briefing with US Mission to ASEAN Charge d’Affaires a.i. Piper Campbell

Asia Pacific Media Hub August 7, 2018 Moderator: Hi, good morning from the Asia Pacific Regional Media Hub in Manila. I’d like to thank our participants from around the region for joining us today. After a busy weekend at the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting and other multilateral events in Singapore, U.S. Ambassador Piper Campbell, Chargé d’Affaires ... Read More»

Security Alert: National Parliamentary Elections on July 29

Event: National parliamentary elections on July 29 Location: Cambodia, countrywide Released date: July 24, 2018 This security message is being issued to alert U.S. citizens residing in, or traveling to, Cambodia that the upcoming national parliamentary elections on July 29 may spark political gatherings, demonstrations, or movements of security personnel. Although recent political gatherings in ... Read More»

Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Michael Newbill at the Opening of Moon Rock Exhibit

National Museum of Cambodia June 18, 2018 Your Excellencies CHUCH Phoeurn and PRAK Sonnara from the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts; Your Excellency Dr. IM Koch from the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport; Mr. KONG Vireak, Director of the National Museum; Mr. Bertrand Porte from École Française d’Extrême-Orient; STEM Cambodia representatives; Ladies and ... Read More»

Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Michael Newbill at the U.S. Independence Day Celebration

June 15, 2018 Your Excellencies, distinguished representatives of the Cambodian government, fellow members of the diplomatic corps, members of the private sector, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for coming! I also want to thank my wife, Angeline, for joining me here tonight, along with my Embassy colleagues, whose hard work made this unique event possible. ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at the National Pitch Event for Technovation 2018

Institute of Technology of Cambodia, Phnom Penh May 20, 2018 Your Excellency Secretary of State Mr. Im Koch, Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sport; Ms. Kate Heuisler, Chief of Party, Development Innovations Project; Friends from the private sector who are partnering with us on this event; Distinguished ladies and gentlemen, Good morning everyone and welcome ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at the Screening of American Documentary Film “Generation Startup”

Raintree, Phnom Penh May 16, 2018 Good evening everyone and thanks for coming! I am excited to be here tonight – in this space that was built precisely to support startups – for our first event of the year in our American Film Showcase exchange. Tonight we are very pleased to welcome Cheryl Miller Houser, ... Read More»

Screening of American Documentary Film “Generation Startup”

Released on May 15, 2018 The U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh is pleased to announce that American filmmaker Cheryl Miller Houser will be visiting Cambodia May 16-19, 2018, to screen her documentary film about young American entrepreneurs, called “Generation Startup.” The documentary film features the front lines of entrepreneurship in America, capturing the struggles and ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at the ChemDry Grand Opening

Phnom Penh May 8, 2018 Mr. Joe Manuszak, Vice President of International Development, ChemDry International; Mr. Sokny Sao, Managing Director of ChemDry Cambodia; his wife and business partner, Mrs. Moniveark Sou; distinguished guests, ladies, and gentlemen. Thank you for inviting me to participate in this grand opening of ChemDry in Cambodia. I am delighted to ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at the Top 100 Startup Contest in Cambodia

U.S. Ambassador’s Residence April 25, 2018 Congratulate the winners! Judges Choice: Goama (Gaming) Fan Favorite: Spare (Real Estate, Office Rental) Frontrunners: BookMeBus, Camboticket, (transport) Demine Robotics (demining) Thank Smart-Axiata CEO Thomas Hundt — sponsorship of TOP 100 contest and Echelon Summit in June in Singapore. Also Forte Insurance. Thank MPTC Secretary of State Kan Chanmeta ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at Earth Day Solar Panel Launch Event

U.S. Embassy, Phnom Penh April 24, 2018 Good morning everyone, and thanks for joining us for our 2018 Earth Day celebration!  Today we are excited to officially launch the U.S. Embassy’s new solar panel system and to host our annual Recycled Products Bazaar and Farmers Market! Thank you especially to your Excellency Khut Chandara, Undersecretary ... Read More»

American Hip Hop Team Visits Cambodia

Released on March 27- April 8, 2018 The U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh is proud to sponsor a group of American hip hop performers and artists to Cambodia from March 27- April 8, 2018. The “Next Level” program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and implemented by the University of North Carolina at ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at the AQUATOWER Inauguration Event in Kampong Speu

Hun Sen Chrey Hor Pnov High School, Kampong Speu March 22, 2018 Your Excellency Hun Many, President, Union of Youth Federations of Cambodia and Member of the National Assembly from Kampong Speu province; Mr. David Wigglesworth, CEO of the Cambodia Beverage Company; Mr. Mark Steele, CEO of Planet Water; Mr. Khut Khemrin, Head Master of ... Read More»

Information Session for New Implementing Partners of the English Access Microscholarship Program 2018-2020

Registration Deadline: 11:59 PM, March 25, 2018 The Public Affairs Section at the U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh will host an information session on the recruitment for the 2018-2020 English Access Microscholarship Program in Cambodia.  The information session will be held at the American Center of the U.S. Embassy on March 29, 2018 from 15:00 ... Read More»

Integrating Critical Thinking Skills into the Educational Process in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Classrooms

Program dates: August 2018 Application Deadline: 5:00 PM, March 25, 2018 The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh is pleased to announce the recruitment for a two-week Integrating Critical Thinking Skills Program which will take place in the United States in August 2018. The Critical Thinking Skills Exchange Program is intended for ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy and EducationUSA to Host Annual EducationUSA Fair 2018

Released on March 12, 2018 The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce two upcoming 2018 EducationUSA Fairs. With support from the U.S. Embassy, EducationUSA Cambodia is organizing these Fairs to highlight U.S. educational opportunities for Cambodian students. The Fairs provide a unique venue for Cambodians to connect with U.S. institutions of higher learning and to ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at the FUSAAC Major and Career Fair

Institute of Technology of Cambodia, Phnom Penh March 4, 2018 Your Excellency Dr. Im Koch from the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport; Ms. Hout Siekhuoy, President of the Fulbright and Undergraduate State Alumni Association of Cambodia and other members of FUSAAC; Students, parents, and volunteers; ladies and gentlemen. Good morning everyone and welcome to ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at the Opening of Young Southeast Asian Leaders STEM Education Regional Workshop

Himawari Hotel, Phnom Penh February 28, 2018 Good morning everyone! Your Excellency Dr. Hang Chuon Naron, thank you for joining us today. YSEALI members from across ASEAN – Welcome to Cambodia and to the YSEALI Regional Workshop on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education! Pouk niset Khmae nuleynaw? Chraaln nah! Pouk Khmae chaalat dzieng gey! ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at the Reception for Cambodia Science and Engineering Festival

Chief of Mission Residence, Phnom Penh February 27, 2018 Welcome H.E. Im Koch, Secretary of State at MOEYS, and other colleagues from the RGC; Amb Bill Longhurst and other colleagues from diplomatic community; representatives of the private sector, universities and other educational institutions, civil society, tech community; and of course Visal Phork (admin director of ... Read More»

Young Southeast Asian Leaders STEM Education Regional Workshop

Released on February 27, 2018 The U.S. Embassy, in conjunction with The Asia Foundation and STEM Cambodia, will host the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) STEM Education Workshop. The opening ceremony will take place at 8 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, in the Sunflower Ballroom at the Himawari Hotel. The U.S. Ambassador William Heidt ... Read More»

EducationUSA Fair 2018

More than 20 representatives from U.S. colleges and universities will be available to speak with Cambodian students about degree programs, admission requirements, and scholarship opportunities in the United States at the EducationUSA Fair in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. Other exhibitors at the fair will provide information about student visas, U.S. government exchange programs, and ... Read More»

Business Opportunities with U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh

The U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh is pleased to inform you that business opportunities for the supply and delivery of a variety of commodities and/or services will routinely be announced on the Embassy’s website. Please check the Embassy’s website periodically for new procurement opportunities. https://kh.usembassy.gov/embassy/phnom-penh/business-opportunities/ This site contains information on all current solicitations and downloadable ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Announces Album Launch Concert for new album “Lovin’ USA: Yorn Young’s Journey Across America”

Released on December 14, 2017 The U.S. Embassy is proud to announce an album launch concert with Young Yorn this Friday, December 15, at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public and will be held at the Cambodia-Korea Cooperation Center (CKCC). Every audience member will receive a free copy of his ... Read More»

U.S. Government Awards $350,000 to World Monuments Fund for Conservation of Phnom Bakheng Temple (Phase 5)

Released on December 12, 2017 The U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh is pleased to announce that the Cultural Heritage Center for the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State has awarded $350,000 from the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation to World Monuments Fund (WMF) for Phase 5 of the ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at the Signing Ceremony for the AFCP Project on Conservation of Ethnographic Objects at Tuol Sleng Museum

Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum December 8, 2017 Good morning everyone and thank you very much for coming out this morning. In particular, I would like to thank His Excellency Chuch Phoeurn for his remarks and for being with us today to represent the Minister of Culture and Fine Arts. I would also like to recognize ... Read More»

Signing Ceremony on Conservation of Ethnographic Objects at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

Released on December 8, 2017 The U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh, in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts, will hold a signing ceremony for the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation 2017 project on “Conservation of 20th-Century Ethnographic Objects” at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum on Monday, December 11, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. The ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Announces Call for Proposals: For 2018 Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation

Released on November 28, 2017 The U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh is pleased to announce the 2018 call for proposals for the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) Small and Large Grants Programs. Applications may be submitted by any eligible non-commercial entity. The deadline for the Embassy to receive proposals is December 31, 2017. ... Read More»

Notice of Funding Opportunity: Next Level Cambodia Program

Funding Opportunity Agency: U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh Funding Opportunity Title: Next Level Cambodia Funding Opportunity Number: CB-600-18-PAS-0005 Deadline for Applications: December 31, 2017 Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 19.040 (Public Diplomacy Program) Total Funding: USD15,000 A. Program Description The U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh, Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Department of State announces ... Read More»

Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Michael Newbill at the Tony Memmel and His Band concert

Institute of Foreign Languages of the Royal University of Phnom Penh November 25, 2017 Good evening! On behalf of the United States Embassy in Phnom Penh, I’d like to thank you all for attending tonight’s concert, featuring Tony Memmel and His Band. Tony Memmel and His Band are visiting Cambodia as part of their Asia ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Announces Demining Tender

Released on November 22, 2017 The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for a $2 million, one-year grant to survey and clear unexploded ordnance in Eastern Cambodia for the 2018-2019 Fiscal Year, with the possibility that the grant could be extended for a second year. Eligible partners would use ... Read More»

Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): English Programs

Funding Opportunity Title: English Programs NOFO Funding Opportunity Number: CB600-18-PAS-002 Deadline for Applications: Rolling Basis until September 1, 2018, see Section 4 for reviewing deadlines CFDA Number: 19.040 – Public Diplomacy Programs Total Amount Available: $15,000 A. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh, Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Department of State announces an ... Read More»

American Performers “Tony Memmel and His Band” to Visit Cambodia – November 24-30, 2017

Released on November 22, 2017 In honor of the U.S.-ASEAN 40th Anniversary and International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3, the U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh is sponsoring a visit of the American musical group “Tony Memmel and His Band” to Cambodia from November 24-30. Tony, who was born missing his left forearm, ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at the Global Entrepreneur Summit (GES) Reception

Ambassador’s Residence November 21, 2017 H.E. Ing Kantha Phavi, Charge’ Rajiv Kumar, Okhna Madam Lim Chiv Ho, Okhna Keo Mom, Ms. Pok Nanda, other distinguished guests, ladies, and gentlemen. Thank you all for coming to honor Cambodia’s seven member, all-female delegation to the upcoming Global Entrepreneur Summit, or “GES” as it’s called. 2nd women’s entrepreneurship ... Read More»

Statement by the Press Secretary on Setbacks to Democracy in Cambodia

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary Released on November 16, 2017 The United States expresses grave concern about the Cambodian government’s dissolution of the country’s main opposition party, the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), based on meritless and politicized allegations that it participated in a conspiracy to overthrow the government. It is becoming ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Cambodia Supreme Court Decision

On November 16 2017, Cambodia’s Supreme Court is expected to rule on a motion to dissolve the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP). The Cambodian government has placed its security forces on alert in anticipation of potential demonstrations and protests in response to the decision. Expect a heightened security presence in Phnom Penh, especially around ... Read More»

Call for Proposals – Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation: 2018 Small Grants Program

Federal Awarding Agency: U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh Announcement Type: Grant Notice Funding Opportunity Number: CB600-18-PAS-004 Funding Opportunity Title: Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation Opportunity Category: Discretionary Funding Instrument Type: Grant Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 19.025 — Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation Application Deadline: January 5, 2018 Total Funding: Ranging from $10,000 to ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy to celebrate 50th Anniversary of Jacqueline Kennedy’s Visit to Cambodia (1967 – 2017)

The U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh, in collaboration with the Raffles Hotel Le Royal, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the visit of former First Lady Jaqueline Kennedy to Cambodia in 1967. U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia William Heidt will cut a ribbon to open a photo exhibit about the First Lady’s visit to the Kingdom ... Read More»

Op-Ed: Bringing Southeast Asia’s Tech Boom to Cambodia or “A To-Do List for Cambodia’s Tech Sector”

By Ambassador William A. Heidt Did you know that, after the United States and China, Southeast Asia is now the world’s hottest tech market?  Eight “unicorns” – startups valued at more than $1 billion –have emerged in the region, including Sea (Gaming, Singapore), GrabTaxi (Transportation, Malaysia), Tokopedia (Marketplace, Indonesia), and VNG (Gaming, Vietnam).  The region ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at the CE SAIN Scholarship and Research Grant Ceremony

Royal University of Agriculture, Phnom Penh October 18, 2017 (as prepared for delivery) H.E. Veng Sokhon, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Dr. Ngo Bunthan, Rector, Royal University of Agriculture Faculty, students, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen I’m delighted to be here this morning with Minister Veng Sokhon, Rector Dr. Ngo Bunthan and the students ... Read More»

Cambodian Agriculture to Benefit from Exciting New Financing Resource

Released on October 17, 2017 Up to $15 million will soon be available to agricultural activities in Siem Reap, Battambang, Kampong Thom, and Pursat provinces as part of a new partnership between the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Development Credit Authority (DCA), AMK Microfinance Institution Plc, LOLC (Cambodia) Plc, and RMA Financial Services (Cambodia) Plc. ... Read More»

Cambodian Water Sector to Benefit from New USAID Financing Activity

Released on October 12, 2017 The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a new, three-year, US$ 3 million initiative that will help close financing gaps that fund universal water supply and sanitation services in Cambodia, today. The “Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Finance” (WASH-FIN) activity will help the private sector make piped water available to ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at the Uber Cambodia Launch

Bopea Studios, Phnom Penh September 28, 2017 (As prepared for delivery) H.E. Pheng Sovicheano, Secretary of State, Ministry of Public Works and Transport; Mr. Brooks Entwistle, Chief Business Officer Asia Pacific, Uber Technologies, Inc.; Mr. Damian Kassabgi, Director, Public Policy, Asia Pacific, Uber Technologies, Inc.; Mr. Thomas Hundt, Chief Executive Officer, Smart Axiata Co., Ltd.; ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at the Swearing-In Ceremony for the Eleventh Cohort of Peace Corps Cambodia Volunteers

Himawari Hotel, Phnom Penh September 15, 2017 (as prepared for delivery) Peace Corps staff, distinguished guests and most importantly the Peace Corps trainees and Volunteers, I am honored to participate in the swearing-in ceremony for the 11th cohort of Peace Corps Volunteers in Cambodia. Your Excellencies, your presence makes clear the importance our two countries ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Rising Tensions and Anti-American Rhetoric

Released on September 13, 2017 This security message is being issued to alert U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to Cambodia that recent developments, including the arrest of a political figure, the expulsion of an American NGO and its foreign staff, and anti-American rhetoric by officials, may raise the overall tensions in the country. Although ... Read More»

Opening Statement by Ambassador William A. Heidt at a Press Availability

U.S. Embassy, Phnom Penh September 12, 2017 Thank you all for coming out today. I would like to make a brief statement, and then take questions. On September 2, I departed for the United States for an unplanned personal trip. Forty minutes after I departed, the Government arrested the opposition leader, Mr. Kem Sokha, on ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at the AmCham Event on Cambodian Taxation Outlook & Plans for the Future

Himawari Hotel, Phnom Penh September 1, 2017 (as prepared for delivery) Your Excellency, Kong Vibol, Director General of the General Department of Taxation, and other representatives of the Cambodian government; H.E. Rajiv Kumar, Charge d’Affaires of the Embassy of India (and fellow parent of a 14-year old boy); AmCham President Mr. Charles Esterhoy, InCham President ... Read More»

Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Michael Newbill at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Borset Secondary School

Kampong Speu Province August 14, 2017 (as prepared for delivery) Your Excellencies, distinguished guests, Borset Secondary School children and staff, and citizens of Kampong Speu, thank you for inviting me to today’s ceremony. I am grateful to visit Kampong Speu and to meet the wonderful people who call this part of Cambodia home. Today as ... Read More»

Remarks and Toast by Ambassador William A. Heidt at the U.S. Independence Day Celebration

InterContinental Hotel, Phnom Penh June 29, 2017 (as prepared for delivery) Your Excellency Ly Thuch, Senior Minister and Second Vice President of the Cambodian Mine Action and Victims Assistance Authority, Your Royal Highnesses, other distinguished representatives of the Cambodian government, fellow members of the diplomatic corps, the private sector, and civil society, ladies and gentlemen. ... Read More»

Cloth Women’s Sanitary Pad and Eco Life Projects win YSEALI Seeds for the Future Grant competition

January 24, 2017 Congratulations to team Green Lady, with members Hok Sovanvotey, Mak Sovannaret, and Bui Thi Minh Ngoc, and Eco Life Cambodia, with members Krech Srey Neang, Sokh Chivorn, and Sam Leakna, who were selected from Cambodia as winners in the 2017 YSEALI Seeds for the Future Grant competition! Green Lady, a project to ... Read More»
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