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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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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? …

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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 …

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