Anti-Snaring Art Exhibit

Felix Café, Phnom Penh July 28, 2017 On July 28, newly arrived Deputy Chief of Mission Michael Newbill opened an anti-snaring art exhibit at Felix Café. The exhibit, organized by the environmental non-governmental organization Wildlife Alliance, uses innovative art to highlight the devastating impact of snares on Cambodian biodiversity. Artist Dou Pathlimata, also known by ... Read More»

U.S. Independence Day Celebrated with Music, Food and More

Phnom Penh June 29, 2017 U.S. Independence Day is on July 4, but the U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh hosted its official celebration this week at the Intercontinental Hotel. Nearly 800 guests attended this year’s reception, including guest of honor Senior Minister in Charge of Special Projects H.E. Ly Thuch. The program began with the ... Read More»

Film Screening Highlighting the Dangers of Plastic

Major Cineplex by Cellcard, Aeon Mall March 22, 2017 More than 350 people attended a free screening on March 22, 2017 sponsored by the U.S. Embassy of the award-winning documentary “A Plastic Ocean” to mark World Water Day. The film examined the harmful impact plastics have had on our oceans and looked at steps people ... Read More»

Promoting River Health

Phnom Penh March 20, 2017 Ambassador Heidt and members of the The U.S. Ambassador’s Youth Council and the Young Eco Ambassadors joined biologist Zeb Hogan on a sunset cruise along the Mekong and Tonle Sap rivers. “These rivers are crucial to Cambodia,” said Dr. Hogan, the host of the cable TV show “Monster Fish” that ... Read More»

EducationUSA Fair Opens in Phnom Penh

InterContinental Phnom Penh February 28, 2017 More than 1,400 young Cambodians attended the EducationUSA Fair in Phnom Penh on February 28, 2017 at the InterContinental Hotel to meet with recruitment advisors from 20 great U.S. colleges and universities. Ambassador Heidt and Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport Secretary of State H.E. Yuok Ngoy also stopped ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Vann Molyvann Exhibit Open to Public

U.S. Embassy, Phnom Penh December 14, 2016 U.S. Embassy welcomes friends of the U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh, YSEALI members, young archeitects from the Vann Molyvann Project and special guest Mr. Molyvann’s daughter Delphine Vann to open the new model exhibit at the Embassy and to enjoy the holiday festivities. The U.S. Embassy’s new exhibit featuring ... Read More»

Natyarasa Dance Company Awes U.S. Embassy Community with their Grace

U.S. Embassy, Phnom Penh November 28, 2016 The Natyarasa Dance Company – Cambodia’s first all-gay all-male dance troupe – performed interpretations of classical Khmer dance at the U.S. Embassy on Monday. Natyarasa was founded by Cambodian-American dancer Prumsodun Ok. “I want to serve the arts and elevate the cultural awareness of the Khmer culture,” said ... Read More»

American Company Supports Cambodia’s Clean Energy Effort

Himawari Hotel, Phnom Penh November 22, 2016 Ambassador Heidt helped kick off the workshop “Powering Cambodia” on Tuesday, which examined how Cambodia could address its energy challenges through improved grid efficiency and renewable energy options. The event was hosted by GE, an American company with a long history of innovation in the health care, energy, ... Read More»

The U.S. Embassy Hosted an Election Watch Party

U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh November 9, 2016 On the morning of November 9th the Embassy watched as Donald Trump was elected President of the United States with well over 100 guests from the Cambodian government, private and NGO sector aswell as academia. Several media outlets covered the event. The atrium of the Embassy was packed ... Read More»

Kampot Writers and Readers Festival Encourages People to Harness the Power of Storytelling

Kompot November 3, 2016 The second annual Kampot Writers and Readers Festival kicked off on Thursday night, launching five-days of events that include poetry slams, literary workshops, book readings, and musical performances. The U.S. Embassy is one of the main sponsors, supporting the participation of several U.S. authors and artists. Ambassador Heidt spoke at the ... Read More»

The United States’ Senior Diplomat for Asia Encouraged Young Cambodians to Sign Up for YSEALI

Phnom Penh October 27, 2016 Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel gave remarks and took questions from an audience of 350 students and young professionals. Assistant Secretary Russel spoke about the strengths of the U.S.-Cambodia relationship and offered advice on leadership. Mr. Russel also spoke about the power of ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador to ASEAN Concludes Her Visit to Cambodia

Phnom Penh & Siem Reap October 26, 2016 U.S. Ambassador Nina Hachigian of the U.S. Mission to Asean (USASEAN) visited Phnom Penh, delivering a policy speech on the U.S. relationship with Asia, meeting with political and business leaders, and hosting a discussion with alumni from YSEALI programs. Ambassador Hachigian spoke about the “U.S. Rebalance to ... Read More»

CAMFOOD ’16 Food Expo

Koh Pich Convention Center, Phnom Penh October 21, 2016 Cambodian consumers may soon be seeing more U.S. food on the shelves, including whole frozen turkeys, juicy pears, and award-winning California wines. These items and much more were on display at the USA pavilion October 21, 2016 at CAMFOOD ’16, Cambodia’s annual international food and drinks ... Read More»

LMI and FLM members discuss Cooperation on Mutual Development Priorities

Sokha Phnom Penh Hotel October 19, 2016 The Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) kicked off a two-day regional working group meeting in Phnom Penh on Wednesday morning to discuss ways to enhance cooperation in the areas of environment, health, education, and infrastructure development. LMI is a multi-national partnership between the United States and Cambodia, Burma, Laos, ... Read More»

Better Factories Cambodia (BFC) Marks the 15th Anniversary with a Conference in Phnom Penh

Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra October 18, 2016 Better Factories Cambodia celebrated its 15th anniversary today in a special event attended by Ambassador Heidt, Commerce Minister H.E. Pan Sorasak, Labor Minister H.E. Ith Sam Heng, and other dignitaries and special guests. BFC is a program of the International Labour Organization that supports Cambodia’s garment industry through ... Read More»

Ambassador and Minister of Culture Sign AFCP Grant

Angkor Borei, Takeo September 26, 2016 Ambassador Heidt traveled to Takeo province to announce officially a 2016 Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation grant of $121,745 to the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts. This latest grant will help the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts to document 24 important monuments from the 6th and 7th ... Read More»

Ambassador Heidt Talks about GSP Program at a Press Roundtable

U.S. Embassy, Phnom Penh September 20, 2016 The U.S. Embassy hosted a press roundtable on the expansion of the U.S. General System of Preferences (GSP). The GSP expansion – which went into effect July 1 – means that Cambodia can now export travel goods such as luggage, handbags, and wallets, duty free to the United ... Read More»

CDA Julie Chung Gave Remarks and Helped Cut the Ribbon at the Opening of Starbucks’ Flagship Store

Phnom Penh October 7, 2016 More U.S. companies are choosing to invest in Cambodia. For example, Starbucks just opened its third location in the country – the company’s flagship store on Street 57 in Phnom Penh’s BKK1 neighborhood. Chargé d’affaires (CDA) Julie Chung joined Minister of Commerce H.E. Pan Sorasak and other special guests for ... Read More»

Bosba Panh Dazzles Audiences with her Unique Style of Music

U.S. Embassy, Phnom Penh August 10, 2016 Cambodian musician Bosba Panh visited U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh to share her unique gift of blending Khmer music and American jazz with Ambassador Heidt, his wife Sotie, DCM Julie Chung and many others from the Embassy family. Bosba – who is also a student at the prestigious New ... Read More»

Closing Ceremony for Pacific Angel

Kampot, Cambodia June 20, 2016 Ambassador Heidt’s remarks focused on the life-saving benefits of engaging in disaster preparation exercises as a united international community. Pacific Angel is a joint and combined humanitarian assistance mission conducted in various countries throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific region with the active participation and leadership of the U.S. Air Force. Pacific Angel ... Read More»

Helping to Ensure a Safe Blood Supply for People in Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh June 14, 2016 A dedication ceremony for the National Blood Tranfusion Center (NBTC) was held on June 14, 2016 coinciding with the ‪‎World Blood Donor Day.‬ Among the distinguished guests were Ambassador William Heidt; Minister of Health H.E. Mam Bunheng; U.S. Army Brigadier General Jeffrey Milhorn; H.E. Hun Many, President of Union of ... Read More»

Opening of Cold Stone Creamery

Phnom Penh June 3, 2016 In the 1920s, a popular American band known as Waring’s Pennsylvanians recorded a song called “I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream.” Almost 100 years later, people still love ice cream, including here in ‪‎Cambodia‬. So we’re very excited about the arrival of Cold Stone Creamery to ... Read More»

Welcome to the New & Improved U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh Website!

May 31, 2016 The U.S. Embassy website is getting a makeover! We understand how important it is to get clear and accurate information as quickly as possible. Our new website has been redesigned to make it easier to navigate on both computers and mobile devices, and users can now get more information directly from the ... Read More»

Return of a 10th Century Torso of Rama Statue

Phnom Penh March 28, 2016 In the morning of March 28, a ceremony was held at the Council of Ministers to celebrate the homecoming of a 10th century statue of the Torso of Rama from Prasat Chen, Koh Ker, which had been in the collection of the Denver Art Museum for 30 years. The Torso ... Read More»

Ambassador Heidt Tours Koh Ker Temple

Koh Ker Temple, Preah Vihear May 24, 2016 On May 24, 2016, Ambassador and Mrs. Heidt visits Koh Ker, a remote temple location, about 2.5 hours from Siem Reap. More than 50 temples are currently open to visitors at the site, including the pyramid-shaped Prasat Thom and Prasat Chen. Earlier this year, The Torso of ... Read More»

YSEALI Members Rubbing Shoulders with Successful Women in Tech

U.S. Embassy, Phnom Penh May 20, 2016 Young Cambodian Women in YSEALI were invited to U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh for a special panel discussion with the U.S. NGO WAKE: Women’s Alliance for Knowledge Exchange entitled, The Women’s Leadership Breakfast: “Personal Branding for Women Leaders”. Members of WAKE – made up of accomplished businesswomen and executives ... Read More»

Ambassador Heidt Attends Opening of the First Krispy Kreme in Cambodia

Phnom Penh May 19, 2016 A growing number of U.S. companies are choosing to invest in Cambodia, including internationally-recognized brands like Starbucks, Domino’s Pizza, and Burger King. Now, the world-famous hot light of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is in Phnom Penh! Ambassador William Heidt gave remarks at the official grand opening of Krispy Kreme on May ... Read More»

U.S. Air Force Band String Quartet Concert

Raffles Hotel Le Royal, Phnom Penh May 8, 2016 The United States Air Force Band String Quartet held a special concert on May 8, 2016 for His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni, Her Majesty Queen Mother Norodom Monineath Sihanouk, and other invited guests to commemorate a performance that took place on May 9, 1956 in Phnom Penh ... Read More»

Civil Society Reception

Chief of Mission Residence May 4, 2016 On May 4, Ambassador Heidt hosted a reception to honor civil society organizations in Cambodia.  Approximately 40 leaders of civil society organizations, including the human rights NGO Adhoc, joined the event along with colleagues from other diplomatic missions, the United Nations, and representatives from international NGOs. The United ... Read More»

Ambassador Heidt’s trip to Battambong, Pailin and Pursat

Battambong, Pailin & Pursat May 2-4, 2016 Ambassador William Heidt‬’s trip was full of many exciting and informative activities. In addition to meetings with the Battambang and Pailin provincial governors, the Ambassador also met with Peace Corps Cambodia volunteers, an English Language Fellow, and Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (‪‎YSEALI‬) members at American Corner Battambang, Cambodia. There were visits ... Read More»

Ford Everest 2016 Made its Debut in Cambodia

Sokha Phnom Penh Hotel, Phnom Penh April 1, 2016 “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” – Henry Ford Ambassador Heidt was reminded of this quote when talking about the people and the progress in Cambodia during his remarks at the official ... Read More»

Ambassador’s Wife Visits Hometown

Krokor, Pursat January 13, 2016 On January 13, Ambassador Heidt accompanied his wife Sotie on a trip to her hometown Krakor, in Pursat province. This was her first visit to the area since the fall of the Khmer Rouge regime 1979. “It’s a trip that I felt I had to make,” Sotie said. “Standing at ... Read More»

U.S. Helps to Prevent Heritage Crime

Phnom Penh December 22, 2015 The U.S. Embassy brings together U.S. experts and a diverse group of Cambodian professionals including law enforcement, museologists, tourism, archaeologists, architects for a workshop on “Cultural Heritage Site: Reducing Theft and Loss of Cultural Artifacts.” The workshop utilizes lectures, hands-on demonstrations, and field exercises to teach the principles and practices ... Read More»
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