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 ...
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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 ...
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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Michael Newbill at the Capture Project Art Exhibit

Felix Café, Phnom Penh July 28, 2017 (as prepared for delivery) Your Excellencies, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. Good evening. I arrived in Cambodia last week, and I am truly excited that my introduction to Cambodian civil society groups is such a thought-provoking and creative fusion of activism, education, and art. I would first like ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’affaires Julie Chung at the Press Conference by Cambodian Living Arts for “Bangsokol”

National Museum, Phnom Penh July 13, 2017 Good morning everyone. I am honored to be here today for this special day celebrating Cambodia’s newest composition, Bangsokol: A Requiem for Cambodia. Congratulations to Phloeun Prim for his leadership of Cambodian Living Arts, as well as to the amazingly talented Dr. Him Sophy, Dr. Rithy Panh, and ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’affaires Julie Chung at the Handover Ceremony for the National Committee for Maritime Security (NCMS) Boathouse

Ream Naval Base, Sihanoukville province July 12, 2017 (as prepared for delivery) Admiral Tea Vinh and other distinguished members of the National Committee for Maritime Security, good morning and thank you so much for inviting me again today to the beautiful coastal waters of Ream Naval Base. I last visited here in October 2016 for ...
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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Julie Chung at the GE workshop on Innovation in Healthcare Solutions

Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra May 30, 2017 (as delivered) Dr. Sung Vinntak, Mr. Dararith Lim, Mr. Ian Bragg, Mr. Kenny Sun, Mr. Scott Neeson, distinguished guests, ladies, and gentlemen. Thank you for inviting me here to participate in this GE workshop on Innovation in Healthcare Solutions. I’m honored to be a part of this event ...
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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Julie Chung at the Screening of “CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap”

Major Cineplex by Cellcard May 22, 2017 (as delivered) Your Excellencies at the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports; the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts; and the Ministry of Women’s Affairs; Ladies and gentlemen: Welcome. I am pleased to be with you today for the Cambodian premiere of the award-winning documentary CODE: Debugging the ...
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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Julie Chung at the World Intellectual Property Day Forum

Cambodiana Hotel, Phnom Penh April 25, 2017 (as delivered) Your Excellencies, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen.  Good morning and thank you for your participation in this World Intellectual Property Day forum.  We were delighted to work on this event in conjunction with Westec Media.  Thank you to your Excellency Ouk Prachea for representing the Ministry ...
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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Julie Chung at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Kraoul Kol Health Center

Kraoul Kol Health Center, Svay Rieng December 19, 2017 (as prepared for delivery) His Excellency Deputy Governor Toch Poliva, distinguished guests, Kraoul Kol Health Center staff, and citizens of Svay Rieng, thank you for the invitation to be here today. As the mother of a four-year-old son, I assure you I am a thrilled and ...
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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Julie Chung at the Digital Divide Data’s 15th Anniversary Dinner

(as delivered) Phnom Penh November 3, 2016 Thank you Jeremy! Mr. Levin (DDD board chair), board members, distinguished guests, ladies, and gentlemen. Congratulations to Digital Divide Data on 15 years of creating a better future for youth in Cambodia through education, technology, and bridging the digital divide. The Embassy’s relationship with DDD goes back to ...
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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Julie Chung at the Opening Ceremony for the Cooperation and Readiness Afloat Training (CARAT) Exercise

(As delivered) Sihanoukville October 31, 2016 His Excellency Admiral Ouk Seyha and other distinguished members of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces, the Royal Cambodian Navy, and the National Committee for Maritime Security, U.S. Navy Task Force 75, 30th Construction Regiment, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 5, U.S. Navy Ship Millinocket 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marines; Coastal Riverine ...
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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Julie Chung for the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Reaksmey Samaki Primary School

Reaksmey Samaki Primary School, Kampong Speu October 12, 2016 Your Excellencies, distinguished guests, Reaksmey Samaki School children and staff, and citizens of Kampong Speu, thank you for inviting me to today’s joyous ceremony. I am grateful to be able to visit Kampong Speu and to meet the wonderful people who call this part of Cambodia ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Julie Chung at the Starbucks Flagship Store Grand Opening

Starbucks Flagship Store, Phnom Penh October 7, 2016 Thank you, Michael! Your Excellency Pan Sorasak, Mr. Mark Ring, distinguished guests, ladies, and gentlemen. As an avid and lifelong fan of Starbuck’s French Roast coffee, I have been eagerly anticipating this opening for a long time. I remember clearly the day we heard Starbucks was coming ...
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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Julie Chung at a Reception for Friends of LGBTI and Speaking Out Participants

(As Prepared for Delivery) Deputy Chief of Mission’s Residence, Phnom Penh September 20, 2016 Good evening and welcome to my home! I have invited you all together this evening to celebrate diversity and the efforts you all are making to ensure the rights of LGBTI individuals, and to fight discrimination. The LGBTI community around the ...
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Remarks by Charge d’Affaires Julie Chung at the “Association of Banks in Cambodia Sustainable Finance Initiative” Launch

(As Prepared for Delivery) Phnom Penh September 19, 2016 Your Excellency, Madame Chea Serey Your Excellency Eang Sophalleth Mr. Charles Vann Members of the Association of Banks in Cambodia Distinguished guests Good morning! I am pleased to witness a commitment statement today that I believe is a significant step towards ensuring Cambodia’s economic, environmental and ...
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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Julie Chung at the Swearing-In Ceremony for the Tenth Cohort of Peace Corps Cambodia Volunteers

(As Prepared for Delivery) Himawari Hotel, Phnom Penh September 16, 2016 Honorable Dr. Im Koch, 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 10th cohort of Peace Corps Volunteers in Cambodia and the celebration of the 10th anniversary ...
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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Julie Chung at the Agricultural Biotechnology Workshop Opening Ceremony

Phnom Penh August 30, 2016 Your Excellency Ty Sokun, Officials of the Government of Cambodia; Representatives of the agricultural sector; Presenters, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen; Good morning. I am pleased to be with you here today to open this important biotechnology workshop supported by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of ...
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Remarks by Charge d’Affaires Julie Chung at the Reception with the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia And DAUSTR Erland Herfindahl

July 28, 2016 His Excellency Pan Sorasak, Minister of Commerce; Mr. Van Sou Ieng, Chairman of the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. I am very pleased to be here this evening, and I thank GMAC for hosting this beautiful reception on behalf of our guest, Deputy Assistant United States Trade ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Julie Chung at the Nike Flagship Store Grand Opening

(As Prepared for Delivery) Nike Flagship Store, Phnom Penh July 23, 2016 Thank you Charles! Mr. Ho Yuming, distinguished guests, ladies, and gentlemen. I’m so excited to be here today for the opening of the Nike Flagship Store in Cambodia. Nike is one of the world’s most popular brand names, and I want to congratulate ...
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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Julie Chung at the National Industrial Relations Conference

(As Prepared for Delivery) Raffle Le Royal Hotel, Phnom Penh July 5, 2016 Good morning, Your Excellency Ith Sam Heng, Minister of Labor and Vocational Training, Swedish Ambassador Anna Maj Hultgard, and distinguished guests. It’s great to see this room full of friends and partners all working together in the field of labor and industrial ...
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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Julie Chung at the Video Screening of “Former Khmer Rouge and Victim-Survivor Dialogues”

(As Prepared for Delivery) META House, Phnom Penh May 23, 2016 Good evening, everyone. It is a great honor to be here with you today for this important event. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Transcultural Psychosocial Organization for organizing this video screening and for inviting me to speak to all ...
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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Julie Chung at the Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship 2016 Awards Ceremony

Royal University of Phnom Penh May 20, 2016 Her Excellency Tekreth Kamrang, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Commerce ; Ms. Lay Sokunthea, of IIG Education Cambodia; Dr. Nhong Din Than of Metfone, distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. In the year and a half I’ve been in Cambodia, I’ve been truly inspired by the ...
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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Julie Chung at the Technovation National Pitch

Cambodia-Korea Cooperation Center, Phnom Penh April 24, 2016 Good morning, everyone.  Happy Khmer New Year, and welcome to the year of the monkey!  I am so excited to be here today with Her Excellency KIM Sethany, Director Thavuth of CKCC, Daniel, Kate, and of course all of you! Anyone who follows the U.S. Embassy’s Facebook ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’affaires Julie Chung at the Earth Hour 2016

(As Prepared for Delivery) Royal University of Phnom Penh March 19, 2016 His Excellency Dr. Sabo Ojano, Secretary of State for the Ministry of Environment; Mr. Chhith Sam Ath, Country Director for World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Cambodia; members of the U.S. Ambassador’s Youth Council; distinguished guests; educators, students, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you and good ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’affaires Julie Chung at the Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company Performance

(As Prepared for Delivery) March 18, 2016 Her Excellency Phouerng Sackona, Minister of Culture and Fine Arts, and other representatives of the Cambodian government.  Fellow members of the diplomatic corps.  Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, and dance fans of all ages. It is truly an honor and a privilege to be here this evening at ...
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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Julie Chung at the Opening Event of the First Annual Inno-Tech Festival

(As Prepared for Delivery) Institute de Technologie du Cambodge (ITC), Phnom Penh March 18, 2016 Good morning, everyone.  I am thrilled to be here today with His Excellency Sarak Khan, the other distinguished guest speakers, and of course you all! It is fantastic to see so many young people interested in technology. Last week many ...
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Remarks by Chargé ďAffaires Julie Chung Opening Ceremony for the Angkor Sentinel Exercise Training Center for Multinational Peacekeeping Forces

March 14, 2016 To His Excellency Lieutenant General Chea Saran, Major General Dorman, senior leaders of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces, members of the international military attaché corps in attendance, and our other distinguished visitors present today, good morning and thank you for inviting me to attend this very important event.  To the officers, noncommissioned ...
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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Julie Chung at the Dedication Ceremony for Siem Reap Blood Center

(As Prepared for Delivery) Siem Reap March 3, 2016 To His Excellency Mam Bunheng, Minister of Health; His Excellency Song Riha, , Siem Reap Provincial Deputy Governor; Dr.Hok Kimcheng, Director of the National Blood Transfusion Center; Dr. Kros Sarath, Director of the Siem Reap Provincial Health Department; and other guests here today, good morning. I ...
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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Julie Chung at the RMA Cambodia’s 2016 Ford Explorer Launch

As Prepared for Delivery Sokha Phnom Penh Hotel November 19, 2015 Excellency Khieu Kanharith, distinguished guests, ladies, and gentlemen.  Good evening and thank you for your warm welcome. It is my great pleasure to join RMA Cambodia to celebrate the launch of the all-new 2016 Ford Explorer.  Since the Ford Motor Company was established in ...
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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Julie Chung at the Seminar on Learning How OPIC Can Support Your U.S.-Related Investment in Cambodia

(As Prepared for Delivery) Your Excellency SUN Chanthol, Senior Minister and Minister of Commerce, distinguished guests, ladies, and gentlemen. Good morning. Today marks the beginning of the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), which seeks to inspire people everywhere through local, national, and global activities designed to help them explore their potential as self-starters and innovators. In ...
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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Julie Chung at the Opening Ceremony of CAMFOOD 2015

Siem Reap October 6, 2015 Your Excellency Dr. Thong Khon, Your ExcellencyBun Tharith Excellencies, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. Good morning! This is an exciting day to be in Siem Reap. I am honored to be here today to celebrate the opening of CAMFOOD 2015. What better way to connect people than through food, flavors, ...
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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Julie Chung at the Youth Fair 2015: Youth and Leadership

(As Prepared for Delivery) Koh Pich Hall, Phnom Penh September 26, 2015 Your Excellency Mr. Yuk Ngoy, Secretary of State of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, Distinguished ladies and gentlemen Good afternoon.  It is my great honor to be here with you today for this important event to launch Youth Fair 2015.  On ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’ Affaires Julie Chung at the Launch New Women’s Entrepreneurship Center

(As Prepared for Delivery) WECREATE Cambodia Center, Phnom Penh September 18, 2015 Excellencies, distinguished guests, ladies, and gentlemen. Good morning. It is a great honor to participate in the opening of this WECREATE Center. It is wonderful to see so many strong and dynamic women and men in the audience. The United States is proud ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’ affaires Julie Chung at the Enrich Forum on Sustainable Development 2015 “Harnessing Clean Energy for Sustainable Development”

Hotel Cambodiana, Phnom Penh September 17, 2015 His Excellency Deputy Secretary General Ken Serey Rotha Distinguished guests, ladies, and gentlemen Good morning It is my great pleasure to join you for today’s forum on “Harnessing Clean Energy for Sustainable Development.” Finding better ways to generate clean and renewable energy is a global priority, and I’m ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’ affaires Julie Chung at the Closing Ceremony of the ASEAN Youth Volunteer Program Cambodia 2015

(As Prepared for Delivery) August 28, 2015 On behalf of the U.S. Embassy, I would like to congratulate everyone here at today’s closing ceremony for the ASEAN Youth Volunteer Program, sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development. I can sense from the energy and enthusiasm in this room just how meaningful this program was! ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Julie Chung at the Premiere of the Award-Winning Documentary “The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing Ngor”

(As Prepared for Delivery) August 21, 2015 Her Excellency Minister of Culture and Fine Arts Phoeurng Sackona, excellencies, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. On behalf of the U.S. Embassy, I would like to welcome and thank everyone for being here with us this evening. We’re honored to work with Bophana Center to sponsor the international ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Julie Chung at the Coca-Cola’s Ground Breaking Ceremony

(As Prepared for Delivery) Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone August 20, 2015 Your Excellency Keat Chhon, Excellencies, distinguished guests, ladies, and gentlemen. Good Morning! It is a pleasure to join today’s ground breaking ceremony for Coca-Cola’s new bottling and production plant. More than 129 years ago, Coca-Cola emerged from a small pharmacy in Atlanta, Georgia. ...
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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Julie Chung at the Turnover Ceremony for Laboratory Equipment from U.S. Pacific Command to the National Blood Trans

(As Prepared for Delivery) July 31, 2015 To His Excellency Mam Bunheng, Dr. Hok Kimcheng, and the other distinguished members of the Ministry of Health and the National Blood Transfusion Center who are present, good afternoon and thank you very much for inviting me to this ceremony.  I am delighted to be here today to ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Julie Chung at the Announcement of USAID Grant to Veterans International Cambodia (VIC)

As Prepared for Delivery National Rehabilitation Center for the Disabled, Phnom Penh July 13, 2015 His Excellency Sem Sokha, Secretary of State of the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans, and Youth Rehabilitation; Mr. Keo Rithy, Country Director of Veterans International Cambodia; Partners, ladies, and gentlemen: I am very happy to be here with all of ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., Julie Chung at the RMA Cambodia’s Ford Mustang Launch

As Prepared for Delivery Phnom Penh July 10, 2015 Excellency Khieu Kanharith, distinguished guests, ladies, and gentlemen. Good evening and thank you for your warm welcome. It is a genuine pleasure to join RMA Cambodia in the launch of the all-new 2015 Ford Mustang. For more than 50 years, the Mustang has been considered as ...
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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Julie Chung on Long-term ERW Management in South East Asia Symposium – Lessons from Europe

As Prepared for Delivery Siem Reap June 1, 2015 Ambassador Toscano, His Excellency Prak Sokhon, His Excellency Heng Ratana, distinguished guests, ladies and gentleman. On behalf of the U.S. government, I am honored to be here today to welcome you to GICHD’s (Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining) first symposium on long-term ERW management in ...
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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Julie Chung on World Intellectual Property Day

Phnom Penh April 27, 2015 Your Excellencies; honored guests; ladies and gentlemen, good afternoon. Thank you to MPAA and Westec for organizing today’s events. Westec, as you may know is a distributor to major Hollywood studios like Walt Disney and Warner Brothers, as well as Sahamongkol International of Thailand. It is a pleasure to be ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Julie Chung at the Cambodia Women’s Entrepreneurship Seminar

As Prepared for Delivery Cambodia-Japan Cooperation Center (CJCC), Phnom Penh March 25, 2015 Excellencies, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. Good morning. It is a pleasure to have the opportunity to join today’s seminar on women’s entrepreneurship. We are here today to launch this seminar geared toward empowering the women of Cambodia. Investing in women’s skills ...
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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Julie Chung at the National Conference on Nutrition

As Prepared for Delivery InterContinental Hotel, Phnom Penh March 3, 2015 Your Excellency Yim Chhay Li, Deputy Prime Minister Ms. Rebecca Black, Mission Director, USAID Cambodia Mr. Gianpietro Bordignon, Representative and Country Director of WFP Cambodia Ms. Sun Ah Kim Suh, Deputy Representative, UNICEF Cambodia Ms. Nina Brandstrup, Representative, FAO Cambodia Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen, ...
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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Julie Chung at the Harpswell Foundation Leadership Seminar

As Prepared for Delivery Harpswell Foundation, Phnom Penh March 1, 2015 Good afternoon. I would like to thank Dr. Alan Lightman, Senior Manager Eng Varony, and everyone from the Harpswell Foundation for inviting me to speak in today’s leadership seminar. It is an honor to be here with so many bright and talented young women ...
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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Julie Chung at the 11th CamTESOL Conference on English Language Teaching

As Prepared for Delivery Institute of Technology Cambodia (ITC), Phnom Penh February 28, 2015 To His Excellency Minister Hang Chuon Naron, Australian Ambassador Alison Burrows, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen: Good morning. I am pleased to be here with you today for the 11th Annual CamTESOL Conference. Thank you very much for this invitation to ...
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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Julie Chung at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Rumcheck Commune School

Rumcheck Commune School, Kampong Cham February 9, 2015 Your Excellencies, distinguished guests, Rumcheck School children and staff, and citizens of Kampong Cham, thank you for inviting me to today’s joyous ceremony.  I am grateful to be able to visit Kampong Cham and to meet the wonderful people who call this part of Cambodia home. Today ...
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Welcome Remarks by Charge d’Affaires Julie Chung at Domino’s Pizza Press Conference

As prepared for delivery Phnom Penh January 5, 2015 Excellencies, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen.  Good morning and please accept my best wishes for a happy new year! Saum choon poh chhnam thmei! It is a genuine pleasure to join today’s press conference announcing the opening of Domino’s Pizza in Cambodia.  Food often brings friends ...
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