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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Study of the United States Institute (SUSI) For Secondary School Educators Summer 2019

Deadline for submission: December 31, 2018 The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Cambodia is pleased to announce a scholarship opportunity for the Summer 2019 Study of the United States Institute (SUSI) for Secondary School Educators (including teachers, administrators, teacher trainers, curriculum developers, textbook writers, ministry of education officials, and other related-field personals). ...
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Global Undergraduate Program (Global UGRAD Program) – FY2019

Application Deadline: December 31, 2018  The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce an open competition for the 2019-2020 Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD Program) sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State. The 2018 Global UGRAD program will provide one-semester scholarships ...
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Call for Proposals – Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation 2019 Large Grants Program (Deadline: December 1, 2018)

Federal Awarding Agency: U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh Announcement Type: Grant Notice Funding Opportunity Number: CB600-19-PAS-001 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 by December 1, 2018. Only ...
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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 ...
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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; ...
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Study of the United States Institute (SUSIs) for Scholars – Summer 2019

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: December 31, 2018 The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce a scholarship opportunity for the Summer 2019 Study of the United States Institute (SUSIs) for Scholars.  This opportunity is available to mid-career scholars or professionals who work in the field of U.S. studies (see Eligibility Criteria, below). ...
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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 ...
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Calling for Applications: YSEALI Academic Fellowships – Spring 2019

Application Deadline: November 4, 2018 The YSEALI Academic Fellowships are intensive short term academic institutes whose purpose is to provide groups of young leaders with a deeper understanding of the United States, and a particular theme, while simultaneously enhancing their leadership skills.  The Fellowship will focus on one of three themes: Civic Engagement, Environmental Issues, ...
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Applications for the Spring 2019 YSEALI Professional Fellows Program are now OPEN!!

Application Deadline: November 16, 2018 What is it? The YSEALI Professional Fellows Program is a professional development exchange program for the best and brightest community leaders from ASEAN, working in the fields of civic engagement, NGO management, economic empowerment, governance, legislative process, environmental and natural resources management. The YSEALI Professional Fellows Program provides participants a ...
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2019 South East Asia Youth Leadership Program (SEAYLP)

Application Deadline: December 31, 2018, 5:00 P.M. Applications being accepted from: SIEM REAP PROVINCE The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce a call for applications to the 2019 South East Asia Youth Leadership Program (SEAYLP) sponsored by the U.S. Embassy and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the ...
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Community Solutions Program 2019

Application Deadline: October 31, 2018 The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the Community Solutions Program 2019 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 ...
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The U.S. Service Academies Class of 2023

The Office of Defense Cooperation at the U.S. Embassy in Cambodia is pleased to invite young Cambodians to compete for appointment to the United States Service Academies (U.S. Military Academy at West Point, U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, and U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London) for the Class of 2023 for those students entering ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Event: Business Opportunities in Cambodia’s Agriculture Sector – Phnom Penh, September 26-27, 2018

AmCham Cambodia, in coordination with the U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh, will host a trade event focused on Cambodia’s rapidly evolving agriculture sector September 26-27, 2018. The objective is to help U.S. companies gain a deeper understanding of the sector, identify potential business opportunities and develop local contacts. This event provides an ideal opportunity for ...
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Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship

Deadline: July 31, 2018 The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the recruitment of candidates for the academic year 2019-2020 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program. This fellowship program brings accomplished mid-level professionals to the United States for a year of academic and professional work. Fellowships awarded under the Humphrey Fellowship ...
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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 ...
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American English E-Teacher Program

Summer Term 2018: July 3 – August 28, 2018 Application Deadline: 11:59 PM, March 31, 2018 The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh is pleased to announce the offering of American English E-Teacher Program to teachers and educators who are interested in participating in an online professional development course for 8-week, online ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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2018-2019 Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program

Deadline: March 31, 2018 The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2018 Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program. This program will provide Cambodian teachers with unique opportunities to develop expertise in their subject areas, enhance their teaching skills, and increase their knowledge of ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Call for Proposals – Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) 2018 Large Grants Program

Federal Awarding Agency: U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh Announcement Type: Grant Notice Funding Opportunity Number: CB600-18-PAS-003 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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Announcement of Sale

The U.S. Embassy, Phnom Penh auctioning vehicles, office and household furniture, household appliances, equipment, computers, and other items for the general public. Location of the Sale U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh Warehouse, Highway 5, No. 1782 (North of Japanese bridge) Date and Time of Sale *Thursday, September 14, 2017, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Sale items ...
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Public Affairs Section Notice of Funding Opportunity-FY2017

Funding Opportunity Title: Public Affairs Section NOFO Funding Opportunity Number: CB600-17-PAS-003 Deadline for Applications: September 18, 2017 CFDA Number: 19.040 Total Amount Available: $15,000-$20,000 A. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh, Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for organizations to submit grant applications to carry out a ...
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Fulbright Specialist Program

Call for Applications The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh is pleased to announce an open call for applications for Fulbright specialists to serve at Cambodian academic, governmental, cultural, or non-governmental organizations. Applications close at 05:00 p.m. on September 10, 2017. The Fulbright Specialist Program sends U.S. faculty and professionals to serve ...
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Notice of Funding Opportunity: YSEALI STEM Education Regional Workshop

Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) Funding Opportunity Title: YSEALI STEM Education Regional Workshop Funding Opportunity Number: CB600-17-PAS-001 Deadline for Applications: September 15, 2017 CFDA Number: 19.040 Total Amount Available: $150,000 A. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh announces an open competition for a cooperative agreement to develop and ...
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USAID Supporting Women’s Livelihood Bond To Benefit 385,000 Women in Southeast Asia

Released on August 7, 2017 More than 385,000 Cambodian, Vietnamese and Filipino women are expected to benefit from an $8-million Women’s Livelihoods Bond guaranteed by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The bond will provide the women with access to credit, market linkages, and affordable goods and services to help their companies grow. The ...
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Cambodian Students Compete in Technovation Challenge

The Cambodian team is going to San Francisco on August 7, 2017 for the Technovation Challenge! Congratulations to the Cambodian Identity Product team from Liger Learning Center who will compete with other teams around the world in the finals this August! Technovation Challenge is a global technology entrepreneurship competition for girls ages 10 to 18. ...
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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 ...
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Six Cambodian Students to Study in the U.S. as Fulbright Scholars

Six outstanding young Cambodians are starting graduate studies in the United States as Fulbright Scholars, the premier exchange program of the State Department. “Fulbright is a life-changing experience for me and I am looking forward to acquiring new knowledge, assimilating into diverse cultures, and traveling throughout the states as much as possible,” said Sothidaneath Theam, ...
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Service Learning Strategies for International English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Classrooms

Program dates: October/November, 2017 Application Deadline: 12:00 PM | July 24, 2017 The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh is pleased to announce the recruitment for a two-week Service Learning Exchange Program at Bowling Green State University, which will take place in October/November 2017. The Service Learning Exchange Program is intended for ...
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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 ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Closure of U.S. Embassy on June 2, 2017

Released on June 1, 2017 This security message is being issued to alert U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to Cambodia that the U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh will be closed for routine Consular services on June 2. Both major political parties have announced plans for pre-election processions and rallies throughout the city. This will ...
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Invitation for U.S. Citizens: Siem Reap Town Hall with U.S. Ambassador William A. Heidt

Released on May 31, 2017 The U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh is pleased to invite U.S. citizens to attend a town hall meeting with the U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia, Mr. William A. Heidt, on Tuesday, June 13th, 2017, in Siem Reap.  The Ambassador and other Embassy officials will be present to answer your questions regarding ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Upcoming Cambodian Elections

Released on May 31, 2017 This security message is being issued to alert U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to Cambodia that the U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh anticipates political gatherings and demonstrations ahead of nationwide commune elections on June 4. The Embassy encourages U.S. citizens to avoid large crowds and immediately vacate any area ...
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Stories of the Mekong

Released on April 18, 2017 In February 2017, the U.S. Agency for International Development launched “Wonders of the Mekong,” a five-year, $5 million program to highlight the importance of the Mekong River and ensure it remains a viable resource for the people of Southeast Asia. The lead researcher on the project is Dr. Zeb Hogan, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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New Effort to Help Heal the Effects of Violence through Art

Released on March 15, 2047 The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is proud to announce its support for “Phka Sla Krom Angkar” – an innovative and creative dance project that promotes peace and reconciliation throughout Cambodia by the artistic depiction of gender-based violence under the Khmer Rouge.  This project is managed by a consortium ...
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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 ...
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New Partnership to Improve Health in Cambodia

Released on February 15, 2017 The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) signed two memoranda of understanding with the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) that will provide a framework for the U.S. government (USG) agencies to work in partnership with KOICA to support activities under ...
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2017 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund

The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh is pleased to announce the 2017 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) competition. AEIF offers alumni of U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs the opportunity to propose innovative projects that address one of five global foreign policy themes. Alumni are invited to submit project ideas through the ...
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U.S.-Cambodian Cooperation in 2016

February 3, 2017 The United States of America and the Kingdom of Cambodia celebrated 65 years of productive and mutually beneficial diplomatic relations in July 2015. The United States’ continued commitment to Cambodia and the region are exemplified by the participation of ASEAN leaders, including Prime Minister Hun Sen, at the February 2016 ASEAN summit ...
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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 ...
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2017 On-Demand TESOL Exchange Program

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh is pleased to announce the On-Demand TESOL Exchange Program, which will take place in Seattle, U.S.A., on March 16-26, 2017. One educator from Cambodia will be selected to participate in this program through a rigorous selection process. The U.S. Embassy will cover all costs, including ...
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EducationUSA Fair 2017

Phnom Penh January 3, 2017 EducationUSA Fair 2017 will take place on February 28, 2017 at 3:00 – 7:00 pm in the Grand Ballroom of the Intercontinental Hotel in Phnom Penh. 21 representatives from U.S. colleges and universities will be available to speak with Cambodian students about degree programs, admission requirements, and scholarship opportunities in ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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Report: More Cambodians Studying in the United States

Released on November 17, 2016 The 2016 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange, which was released this week, finds that the number of international students at U.S. colleges and universities surpassed one million for the first time during the 2015-16 academic year—an increase of seven percent from the previous year to a new high ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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U.S. and Cambodian Forces Combine for CARAT Cambodia 2016

Released on October 31, 2016 U.S. and Royal Cambodian Navy (RCN) service members kicked off the seventh-annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise in Cambodia with an opening ceremony at Ream Navy Base on October 31.  Held consecutively since 2010, CARAT Cambodia is a bilateral training exercise to increase cooperation and enhance maritime security ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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USS Germantown Arrives in Cambodia

Released on October 17, 2016 The Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) arrived at Sihanoukville, Cambodia, for a scheduled port visit, October 16. Germantown and the embarked Combat Logistics Battalion of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in Sihanoukville after completing PHIBLEX 33 in the Republic of the Philippines. “Moving ...
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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 ...
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Youth from Cambodia, Burma, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam Come Together for “TechCamp H2.0”

Released on September 24, 2016 Fifty members of the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) – U.S. President Barack Obama’s signature program for youth networking and leadership development in the region – recently completed “TechCamp H2.0: Supporting Healthy Waterways in the Lower Mekong,” a two-day workshop where participants learned how to harness technology to develop ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Household Archaeology at Angkor Wat

(This article by Dr. Alison Kyra Carter first appeared in the Khmer Times on July 7, 2016. It is reprinted with the permission of the author.) When you picture Angkor Wat, you might think of the imposing and elegant temple surrounded by a thick forest of trees. However, archaeologists now know that when Angkor Wat ...
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UNAIDS to Host Information Conference Call for PEPFAR’s Key Populations Investment Fund Notice Of Funding Opportunity And Executive Summary

Released on August 25, 2016 Prospective applicants are invited to two informational conference calls related to PEPFAR’s new initiative: Key Populations Investment Fund hosted by UNAIDS. The Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Health Diplomacy (S/GAC) has announced a $100 million Key Populations Investment Fund (KPIF). The KPIF requests applications from ‘Prime Recipient’ ...
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USAID Announces Project to Promote Healing and Reconciliation for Victims of Torture of the Khmer Rouge

Released on August 16, 2016 The U.S. government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) , announced a new award to Transcultural Psychosocial Organization Cambodia (TPO) to provide innovative mental health therapies and healing methods for individuals and communities in 15 provinces who continue to face trauma from their experiences during the Khmer Rouge ...
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TESOL ELT Leadership Management Certificate Program and Thailand-TESOL Conference, January 19-21, 2017

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh is pleased to announce the ELT Leadership Management Certificate Program (LMCP), which will take place in Bangkok, Thailand, on January 19-21, 2017. Five teachers from Cambodia will be selected to participate in this program through a rigorous selection process. The U.S. Embassy will cover all ...
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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 ...
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Ambassador Heidt’s Visit to Long Beach

Long Beach, California July 11, 2016 By Ambassador William A. Heidt The Cambodian-American community in Long Beach, California gave my family and me a very warm welcome during our visit last week. An overflow crowd of 350 people joined a community forum at the La Lune Imperial Restaurant in Long Beach. I made a presentation ...
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New USAID Project to Assist Cambodian Civil Society

Released on July 12, 2016 A new project to strengthen the organizational and technical capacity of Cambodian civil society organizations and grassroots networks was announced on July 7 by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).  The Cambodian Civil Society Strengthening (CCSS) project, awarded to the East West Management Institute, will help civil society organizations ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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YES Academy ASEAN 2016

YES Academy ASEAN is an international music exchange that brings together the aspiring Broadway actors/ singers/dancers, rappers, poets, emcees, b-boys/b-girls and hip hope dancers, music producers and singer/songwriters from ASEAN nations to study and work with their New York-based Artists/Teachers in Broadway, Hip Hop Dance and Rap/Spoken Word, Singer/Songwriting, and Entrepreneurship and Leadership skills and ...
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USAID and U.S. Treasury Develop New Project for Public Financial Management Reform in Cambodia

Released on May 11, 2016 U.S. Ambassador William A. Heidt and Minister of Economy and Finance His Excellency Aun Porn Moniroth launched a new initiative today to support Cambodia’s efforts to improve fiscal transparency and accountability in the management of its public finances. The initiative, jointly developed by USAID and the U.S. Treasury Office of ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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U.S. and Cambodian Nonproliferation Experts Hold Workshop on International Nuclear Safeguards

Released on April 28, 2016 An international workshop on Nuclear Safeguards and the Additional Protocol, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA), concluded today at the Sunway Hotel.  The event was hosted by the Cambodian Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) and included the participation of MME Deputy Director General ...
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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 ...
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U.S., Cambodian Forces Partner for Angkor Sentinel 2016

March 14, 2016 U.S. and Cambodian forces officially opened Angkor Sentinel 2016, an annual bilateral military exercise hosted by the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces and sponsored by the U.S. Army Pacific, during a ceremony March 14 at the Training School for Multinational Peacekeeping Forces in Kampong Speu Province, Cambodia. This year marks the seventh iteration ...
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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 ...
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AOTM Program Named a CES 2016 Innovation Awards Honoree

January 5, 2016 Cambodian engineers are part of a special team from Golden West Humanitarian Foundation (GWHF) that created the Advanced Ordnance Training Materials (AOTM) Program, which has been named as an Innovation Awards Honoree at the prestigious International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas – better known as CES 2016. Selected in the “Tech ...
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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 ...
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Clean Energy and Climate Change Cooperation at the Forefront of U.S. – Lower Mekong Energy Regulatory Forum

Released on November 3, 2015 With support from the Power Sector Program of the Bureau of Energy Resources of the United States Department of State, and the U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh, the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) today opened a three-day forum in Phnom Penh to advance regional policy making on clean energy ...
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Olympic Athlete Shares Her Experiences

October 27, 2015 Three-time U.S. Olympian Tracy Evans Land met with aspiring Cambodian athletes and coaches at the headquarters of the National Olympic Committee Of Cambodia on October 27. Tracy spoke about her experience competing in the 1994, 1998, and 2002 Winter Olympic Games as a member of the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team . Tracy ...
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U.S. and Cambodia Support a New Program for Persons with Disabilities in Cambodia

Released on July 13, 2015 The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with the Royal Government of Cambodia launched a new program today to support persons with disabilities in Cambodia.  The Rehabilitation and Prosthetics Program for Persons with Disabilities in Cambodia was awarded to Veterans International Cambodia (VIC), which will provide rehabilitation and ...
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