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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