Opening Remarks by Assistant Secretary Stilwell Indo-Pacific Conference on Strengthening Transboundary River Governance

REMARKS DAVID R. STILWELL, ASSISTANT SECRETARY BUREAU OF EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS INDO-PACIFIC CONFERENCE ON STRENGTHENING TRANSBOUNDARY RIVER GOVERNANCE VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE OCTOBER 15, 2020 (As Prepared) Thank you to Satu Limaye and the East-West Center, and thank you to all who are joining us from around the globe. It is good to see …

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The U.S. Government Provides Immediate Assistance in Response to Widespread Flooding in Cambodia

For Immediate Release Saturday, October 17, 2020 The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing $100,000 in immediate humanitarian aid to support response efforts to severe flooding in Cambodia. Across Cambodia, torrential rains since early October have caused flash floods that have killed at least 16 individuals, adversely affected more …

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Remarks by Ambassador W. Patrick Murphy Marking October as Law Enforcement Cooperation Month

U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh News conference, October 15, 2020 AMBASSADOR MURPHY: Let me start with two points. First, we want to express our condolences to all Cambodians who are coping with current flooding in the country. We are watching the developments, we are quite concerned, and we are deeply sympathetic for the loss of life, …

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Community Solutions Program 2021

Application Deadline: October 28th, 2020 The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the Community Solutions Program 2021 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 United States Sanctions Chinese State-Owned Entity for its Role in Corruption in Cambodia

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE SEPTEMBER 15, 2020 China is the world’s largest emitter of environmental pollution including of greenhouse gases and the exploitation of natural resources around the globe.  Today, the United States again took action by imposing sanctions on the People’s Republic of China (PRC) state-owned Union Development Group, Ltd. (UDG) under Executive Order (E.O.) 13818, which …

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Treasury Sanctions Chinese Entity in Cambodia Under Global Magnitsky Authority

September 15, 2020   WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated one Chinese state-owned entity, Union Development Group Co., Ltd. (UDG), for seizure and demolition of local Cambodians’ land for the construction of the Dara Sakor development project. OFAC designated this People’s Republic of China (PRC) state-owned entity …

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Remarks of Ambassador W. Patrick Murphy for the Trade & Investment Month Kickoff Reception at the American Chamber of Commerce Cambodia (AmCham)

Thursday, September 3, 2020   Phnom Penh, Cambodia  Thank you everyone for coming, and especially the American Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia for hosting this event. It has been a while since I’ve seen many of you and it’s great to see familiar faces in the crowd including friends from the Royal Government.  I would like to acknowledge the presence of the honored guests:   H.E. Pan Sorasak from the Ministry of …

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Deputy Secretary Biegun’s Participation in the First U.S.-Mekong Partnership Ministerial Meeting to Launch the Mekong-U.S. Partnership

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON SEPTEMBER 14, 2020 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: On Friday, September 11, the United States, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, and the ASEAN Secretariat launched the Mekong-U.S. Partnership.  The Partnership will expand on cooperation begun in 2009 under the Lower Mekong Initiative by strengthening the autonomy, economic independence, and sustainable …

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The Mekong-U.S. Partnership: The Mekong Region Deserves Good Partners

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE SEPTEMBER 14, 2020 The launch of the Mekong-U.S. Partnership reflects the importance of the Mekong region to the United States.  Our relationship with Mekong partner countries is an integral part of our Indo-Pacific vision and our strategic partnership with ASEAN.  With more than $150 million in initial investments in regional programs, we will …

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Launch of the Mekong-U.S. Partnership: Expanding U.S. Engagement with the Mekong Region

FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON SEPTEMBER 14, 2020 The United States, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam reaffirmed their long-standing relationship by launching the Mekong-U.S. Partnership on September 11. The United States announced plans, working with the U.S. Congress, to increase support for the autonomy, economic independence, good governance, and sustainable growth of Mekong partner countries, noting that upholding these values …

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STATEMENT BY SECRETARY MICHAEL R. POMPEO on International Day of Democracy

September 14, 2020 International Day of Democracy In recognition of the International Day of Democracy on September 15, we reaffirm the right of every citizen to take part in the processes of democratic self-governance.  Democracies are accountable to their citizens.  They respect the Rule of Law, protect lives and property, and respect the freedoms, dignity, …

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USAID and ASEAN Sign Inaugural Regional Development Cooperation Agreement

PRESS RELEASE JAKARTA, 10 September 2020 – Today, USAID Principal Officer to ASEAN, Mr. Ryan Washburn and Secretary General of ASEAN, H.E. Dato Lim Jock Hoi, signed the first ever Regional Development Cooperation Agreement between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) at the ASEAN Secretariat on …

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USAID AND ASEAN ELEVATE REGIONAL PARTNERSHIP THROUGH INAUGURAL AGREEMENT

USAID partners with ASEAN to lift regional inclusive growth, while strengthening rules-based systems in support of a peaceful, secure and prosperous Indo-Pacific. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), through the USAID/ASEAN Office, recently signed the first Regional Development Cooperation Agreement between USAID and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to achieve three key …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Participation in the 10th East Asia Summit Virtual Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

For Immediate Release  September 9, 2020  The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo joined counterparts from 17 countries for the 10th East Asia Summit Foreign Ministers’ Meeting this morning.  Secretary Pompeo highlighted U.S. support for principles of openness, inclusiveness, transparency, and respect for international law.  These principles are shared …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Participation in ASEAN-United States Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

For Immediate Release  September 9, 2020  The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo joined the annual ASEAN-United States Foreign Ministers’ Meeting with his counterparts from the 10 ASEAN member states via videoconference on September 9.   Secretary Pompeo and his ASEAN counterparts highlighted the breadth and depth of U.S. engagement and commitment to …

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U.S. Imposes Restrictions on Certain PRC State-Owned Enterprises and Executives for Malign Activities in the South China Sea

RESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE AUGUST 26, 2020 The United States supports a free and open South China Sea.  We respect the sovereign rights of all nations, regardless of size, and seek to preserve peace and uphold freedom of the seas in a manner consistent with international law.  In July, I announced an updated policy regarding Beijing’s unlawful …

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New Covid-19 Private Sector Engagement & Partnership Fund

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON AUGUST 5, 2020 The U.S. Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) are launching a new COVID-19 Private Sector Engagement & Partnership Fund with $10 million in supplemental COVID-19 assistance funds to bolster our ongoing response efforts, helping the world’s most vulnerable overcome the devastation inflicted by this deadly virus. …

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Office of Global Partnerships: COVID-19 Private Sector Engagement & Partnership Fund

OFFICE OF GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS The Department of State and USAID have launched the  COVID-19 Private Sector Engagement & Partnership Fund with an additional $10 million in new assistance funds. The Fund has been established to strengthen the efforts of the private sector and bolster ongoing response efforts, helping the world’s most vulnerable overcome the devastation inflicted by the COVID-19 pandemic. What is the purpose of the Fund? 1) To create …

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The United States Designates Individuals in Hong Kong for Curtailing Promised Freedoms

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE AUGUST 7, 2020 The Chinese Communist Party has made clear that Hong Kong will never again enjoy the high degree of autonomy that Beijing itself promised to the Hong Kong people and the United Kingdom for 50 years. President Trump has made clear that the United States will therefore treat Hong Kong as …

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The 53rd Anniversary of the Founding of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE AUGUST 6, 2020 On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I am pleased to congratulate the ten member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the ASEAN Secretariat on the 53rd anniversary of the founding of ASEAN on August 8.  For decades, ASEAN has fostered a …

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U.S. Economic and Humanitarian Assistance Boost U.S. Leadership in Continued Global COVID-19 Response Efforts

 STATEMENT BY SECRETARY MICHAEL R. POMPEO (AUG 5) August 5, 2020 U.S. Economic and Humanitarian Assistance Boost U.S. Leadership in Continued Global COVID-19 Response Efforts The United States continues to lead the world in the fight against COVID-19, with $20.5 billion now allocated from across the U.S. Government to benefit the global response. This incredible …

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30th Anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act

For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY MICHAEL R. POMPEO July 26, 2020 30th Anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act Thirty years ago today, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law.  The ADA broke down barriers to access and opportunity, enabling millions of Americans with disabilities to utilize their talents and skills and contribute …

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Notice on Visa Services

Please be informed that the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh will reopen the Interview Waiver/Drop-Off service (without a visa interview) for B1/B2, F and M visas starting on Wednesday, July 29, 2020. For more information about Interview Waiver process, please visit  this link . In response to significant worldwide challenges related to the …

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“Alumni Learning and Leading” Program – Facilitator Recruitment (Deadline: July 29, 2020) 

Application deadline: July 29, 2020    Background   The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the “Alumni Learning and Leading” program, that aims to contribute to the personal development of selected alumni by improving their soft skills and mentoring/coaching skills. This program will be delivered in the form of blended learning, a combination of …

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“Alumni Learning and Leading” Program – Participant Recruitment  (Deadline: July 29, 2020)

Application deadline: July 29, 2020   The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the “Alumni Learning and Leading” program, that aims to contribute to the personal development of selected alumni by improving their soft skills and mentoring/coaching skills. This program will be delivered in the form of blended learning, a combination of …

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2020 Trafficking in Persons Report: Cambodia

Cambodia (Tier 2 Watch List) The Government of Cambodia does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking but is making significant efforts to do so. These efforts included continuing to prosecute and convict traffickers; establishing a new five-year action plan to combat trafficking; and developing and utilizing new victim identification and …

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The South China Sea, Southeast Asia’s Patrimony, and Everybody’s Own Backyard

REMARKS DAVID R. STILWELL, ASSISTANT SECRETARY BUREAU OF EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES (VIRTUAL) JULY 14, 2020 Remarks as prepared INTRODUCTION Thank you, Greg. I’m honored to join you. I commend CSIS for regularly convening leading thinkers on the Indo-Pacific and on the South China Sea in particular. …

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U.S. Position on Maritime Claims in the South China Sea

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE JULY 13, 2020 The United States champions a free and open Indo-Pacific. Today we are strengthening U.S. policy in a vital, contentious part of that region — the South China Sea. We are making clear: Beijing’s claims to offshore resources across most of the South China Sea are completely unlawful, as is its …

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COVID-19 Information

Last updated:  10/15/20  Country-Specific Information:  Cambodia has had a total of 283 confirmed cases of COVID-19.  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reduced the Risk Assessment Level for COVID-19 in Cambodia to No Travel Health Notice: COVID-19 Risk is Very Low and the U.S. Department of State has issued a   Level 2 Travel Advisory for Cambodia: Exercise Increased Caution . The Cambodian Ministry of Education has agreed to a three-phase plan for reopening …

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JOINT PRESS ANNOUNCEMENT

JOINT PRESS ANNOUNCEMENT On the Signing of the 2020 Development Objective Agreement Grants between the Royal Government of Cambodia and the Government of the United States of America Phnom Penh, Thursday, 25 June 2020, the Royal Government of Cambodia, through the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC), and the U.S. Government, through the U.S. …

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2019 Report on International Religious Freedom: Cambodia

Executive Summary The constitution states Buddhism is the state religion, and it is promoted by the government through holiday observances, religious training, Buddhist instruction in public schools, and financial support to Buddhist institutions. The law provides for freedom of belief and religious worship, provided such freedom neither interferes with others’ beliefs and religions nor violates …

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New Cambodia Entry Requirements and COVID-19 Update

THE EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IN PHNOM PENH IS TRANSMITTING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION THROUGH THE AMERICAN LIAISON NETWORK AS A PUBLIC SERVICE TO U.S. CITIZENS IN CAMBODIA. PLEASE DISSEMINATE THIS MESSAGE TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS IN YOUR ORGANIZATION OR NEIGHBORHOOD. Cambodia Entry Requirements On June 10, authorities announced a requirement that all foreign travelers entering Cambodia pay a deposit of $3,000 upon arrival at airport s for mandatory …

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Alert: Travel and COVID-19 Update

THE EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IN PHNOM PENH IS TRANSMITTING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION THROUGH THE AMERICAN LIAISON NETWORK AS A PUBLIC SERVICE TO U.S. CITIZENS IN CAMBODIA. PLEASE DISSEMINATE THIS MESSAGE TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS IN YOUR ORGANIZATION OR NEIGHBORHOOD. Cambodia Entry Requirements On May 20, authorities lifted the restrictions on entry …

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Important Information for U.S. Citizens

June 03, 2020 After a period of limited emergency services in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh will resume some regular services for U.S. citizens. In addition to emergency consular services, a limited number of routine American Citizen Services (ACS) appointments will be available starting June 8. Interested U.S. citizens may use our …

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Mekong Water Data Reports 2019

The Mekong Water data platform is part of the multi-partner effort to support the Mekong Water Data Initiative (MWDI) and the goals of the Lower Mekong Initiative.  The MWDI encourages Mekong stakeholders to share water and water-related data and collaborate to ensure the long-term sustainability of the Mekong River basin. ​The purpose of the Mekong Water …

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2021-2022 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

Deadline: August 02, 2020 The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the recruitment of candidates for the academic year 2021-2022 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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Statement by Secretary Michael R. Pompeo on PRC proposal to impose National Security Legislation on Hong Kong

May 22, 2020 PRC Proposal to Impose National Security Legislation on Hong Kong The United States condemns the People’s Republic of China (PRC) National People’s Congress proposal to unilaterally and arbitrarily impose national security legislation on Hong Kong.  The decision to bypass Hong Kong’s well-established legislative processes and ignore the will of the people of Hong …

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STATEMENT BY SECRETARY MICHAEL R. POMPEO

For Immediate Release  May 20, 2020  Delivering on American Commitments in the COVID-19 Response with Additional Foreign Assistance  Months into fighting the COVID-19 pandemic at home and abroad, the United States is continuing to lead the global charge against the pandemic, building on decades of leadership in life-saving health and humanitarian assistance. Through the generosity …

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Stimson Center’s Report: The Mekong Matters for America and America Matters for the Mekong

BY  Brian Eyler  Co-Author ·   Courtney Weatherby  Co-Author Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam are bound together and geographically defined by the Mekong River, which has historically provided a rich, natural bounty of fish, agricultural productivity, physical connectivity, and key environmental services to more than 60 million people living in the river basin. The Mekong’s importance has only grown as …

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The U.S. Is Leading the Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic and Developing a Vaccine

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MAY 4, 2020 As outlined in its recent Action Plan, the United States is bringing together the brightest minds in U.S. government agencies, the private sector, universities, and overseas partners to develop vaccines and therapeutic interventions to protect the world from COVID-19.  The United States is using its G7 Presidency to catalyze the …

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2020-2021 Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program

Deadline: May 20, 2020 Welcome to the 2020-2021 Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (Fulbright TEA)! The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2020-2021 Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program. This program will provide Cambodian teachers with unique opportunities to develop expertise in …

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Joint Statement from the Co-Chairs of the Special ASEAN-United States Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson April 26, 2020 The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America and the Lao PDR as the co-Chairs of the Special ASEAN-United States Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) conducted via video conference on April 22/23, 2020. Begin Text: We, the ASEAN Foreign Ministers and the …

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United States Provides Additional $1.5 Million for Cambodia’s Response to COVID-19

For Immediate Release April 27, 2020 The United States Government this week committed an additional $1.5 million in funds to assist Cambodia in the fight against COVID-19.  Since the beginning of the epidemic, the United States has committed over $3.5 million in total to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Cambodia.  The assistance, delivered through …

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The United States and ASEAN are Partnering to Defeat COVID-19, Build Long-Term Resilience, and Support Economic Recovery

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE APRIL 22, 2020 Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are enduring strategic partners as we respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and plan for economic recovery. We commit to continue our collaboration with ASEAN to beat this pandemic and get back to the business of building a bright future for the …

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U.S.-ASEAN HEALTH FUTURES

FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON APRIL 22, 2020 Today, Secretary Pompeo launched the U.S.-ASEAN Health Futures initiative. Health Futures captures our existing and ongoing work with ASEAN on public health and lays the groundwork for long-term partnership, targeted assistance, and a renewed focus on our most fundamental resource – the health and wellbeing of our combined one billion …

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Remarks of Ambassador W. Patrick Murphy at Virtual Journal Launch and Discussion “2nd edition of Journal of Greater Mekong Studies”

April 21, 2020 Phnom Penh, Cambodia Good Day! We are really pleased to launch the second edition of the Journal of Greater Mekong studies. This is a forum to discuss key issues that inform relevant stakeholders and address complex issues facing the region. The Lower Mekong is a focus for ASEAN and the entire international …

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UPDATE: The United States Is Continuing To Lead the Humanitarian and Health Assistance Response to COVID-19

FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON APRIL 16, 2020 The U.S. Government is leading the world’s humanitarian and health response to the COVID-19 pandemic even while we battle the virus at home.  As part of this comprehensive and generous  response from the American people, the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) have now …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON APRIL 8, 2020 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:‎ Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday.  Secretary Pompeo and Prime Minister Hun Sen discussed the long history of friendship the United States has offered to Cambodia, especially in the form of …

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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo Remarks to the Press

PRESS BRIEFING ROOM WASHINGTON, DC APRIL 7, 2020 SECRETARY POMPEO: Good morning, everyone.  Glad we’re all together, everybody healthy, everybody looking good, staying apart – all fantastic. I wanted to start with just a few brief items here this morning, beginning in the Western Hemisphere. First, I want to express my thanks to the dozens of …

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Statement by Secretary Michael R. Pompeo on Continuing U.S. Leadership in the Global COVID-19 Response through Additional U.S. Foreign Assistance

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson April 8, 2020  Thanks to the unmatched generosity of the American people and the efforts of the U.S. government, the United States has continued to lead the world’s public health and humanitarian response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are building on that leadership, with another $225 million …

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Notice on Flights for U.S. Citizens

April 27, 2020 As of April 27, the following airlines depart Cambodia for onward connecting flights to the United States.  Many travelers worldwide have reported unexpected flight cancellations and limited flight availability.  Please check airline websites for times and availability and do not book flights through an online search service. We recommend booking flights through …

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Press Release on United States Repatriates Two KHMER Statues TORSO to Cambodia 

Phnom Penh, Cambodia April 03, 2020 The U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh, including the Public Affairs Section (PAS) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), in collaboration with Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts, has facilitated the return of two Cambodian statues from the United States following seizures in 2005 and 2017. The statues arrived at Phnom Penh International …

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The U.S. Role in International Organizations’ Response to COVID-19

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release March 31, 2020 FACT SHEET The U.S. Role in International Organizations’ Response to COVID-19 “Whenever you see high quality, effective COVID-19 aid being delivered around the world by UN humanitarian and relief agencies, what you are seeing is the generosity of the American people …

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U.S. Support for ASEAN in Fighting COVID-19

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release March 31, 2020 FACT SHEET U.S. Support for ASEAN in Fighting COVID-19 As the leader in the global health and humanitarian response to COVID-19, the United States has acted swiftly to support our ASEAN partners in combating the COVID-19 virus. Since the outbreak began, …

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Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel

The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  …

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U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh COVID-19 Travel and Security Alert

The Government of Cambodia has announced a 30-day suspension of entry into Cambodia for foreigners traveling from the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Iran — effective March 17.   Cambodian authorities have not provided details on implementation of this suspension, including whether immigration officials will allow American citizens with residence or work permits to …

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Information for Visa Applicants Regarding COVID-19

Effective March 16, 2020, the United States Embassy in Phnom Penh, Cambodia is cancelling routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments.  We will resume routine visa services as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date at this time. The MRV fee is valid and may be used for a visa application in the …

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Message to American Citizens: U.S. passport holders may be denied entry into Cambodia.

March 14, 2020 The Cambodian Ministry of Health (MOH) announced on March 14 a 30-day suspension of entry into Cambodia on “foreigners traveling from” the United States, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain.  The suspension went into effect on Tuesday March 17.  U.S. passport holders have been denied boarding on flights to Cambodia, and American citizens …

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EducationUSA Fair 2020

For Immediate Release February 27, 2020 2020/08 U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh is pleased to announce the 2020 EducationUSA Fairs in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh.  With support from U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh, EducationUSA Cambodia organized these fairs to highlight U.S. educational and exchange opportunities for Cambodian students. The fairs provide a unique venue for Cambodians …

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The U.S., China, and Pluralism in International Affairs

Remarks David R. Stilwell, Assistant Secretary Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs Brookings Institution December 2, 2019 As Prepared Good afternoon. Thank you to the Brookings Institution for inviting me. I’ve been asked to speak today about the People’s Republic of China, and its intentions for shaping the global order. I will do …

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Health Alert: COVID19 Update

February 20, 2020 The U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh continues to coordinate with Holland-American Line (HAL) and the Cambodian government to assist U.S. citizen passengers of the MS Westerdam in Cambodia with onward flights home. Since a passenger from the MS Westerdam tested positive for COVID19 (novel coronavirus) upon arrival on Saturday, February 15 in …

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A message to U.S. citizens regarding public safety and COVID19

February 16, 2020 Earlier today, we learned that Malaysian health authorities confirmed a passenger from the MS Westerdam cruise ship, which docked in Sihanoukville on February 13, tested positive for COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) after arriving in Kuala Lumpur on February 14. The elderly passenger’s spouse tested negative. Personnel from U.S. Mission Cambodia are participating in …

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EducationUSA Fair 2020

Around 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 EducationUSA …

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Health Alert – Do Not Travel to China (January 31, 2020)

Location: Cambodia Event: Do Not Travel to China due to novel coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China. On January 30, the World Health Organization has determined the rapidly spreading outbreak constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance …

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Fast Facts about Cambodia’s Agriculture Sector

·         Agriculture accounts for 22 percent of Cambodia’s GDP, and employs about 3 million people. ·         Agricultural exports – including rice, cassava, maize, pepper, fresh mango, and raw palm oil – reached 4.2 million tons in 2018. ·         U.S.-Cambodia agriculture trade is about $220 million per year, lots of potential for growth. ·         Cambodia’s agriculture …

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Fulbright Foreign Student Program 2021-2022 (Deadline: June 1, 2020)

Deadline:  June 1, 2020 The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the opportunity to compete for the 2021-2022 Fulbright Foreign Student Program for graduate study in the United States leading to a Master’s or Doctoral degree. Fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis to qualified candidates under the auspices of …

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Health Alert – Novel Coronavirus in China (January 24, 2020)

Novel Coronavirus in China Location: Cambodia Event:  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  (U.S. CDC) has issued a Watch Level 3 Alert (Avoid Nonessential Travel) for Wuhan and a Watch Level 1 Alert (Practice Usual Precautions) for China in response to an ongoing outbreak of pneumonia first identified in Wuhan, China, caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. Person-to-person spread is …

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Technical Trainer Assistant (TTA) Full Time Temporary Positions

OPEN TO:                            All Qualified Candidates OPENING DATE:                January 2, 2020 CLOSING DATE:                 January 25, 2020 WORK HOURS:                 Full time; 48 hrs/week WORK PERIOD:                 June 25, 2020 – September 11, 2020 Peace Corps Cambodia seeks two Technical Trainer Assistants (TTA) …

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TEFL MANAGER Personal Service Contractor (PSC)

OPEN TO:                    All Qualified Candidates OPENING DATE:           January 10, 2020 CLOSING DATE:           January 31, 2020 The United States Peace Corps seeks a Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Manager to support the work of American volunteers working in rural areas throughout Cambodia.  Peace Corps …

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Language and Cross-Culture Facilitator (LCF) Full Time Temporary Positions

OPEN TO:                    All Qualified Candidates OPENING DATE:         January 10, 2020 CLOSING DATE:         January 31, 2020 WORK HOURS:           Full time; 48 hrs/week WORK PERIOD:           June 25, 2020 – September 11, 2020 Peace Corps Cambodia seeks multiple Language and Cross-culture Facilitators (LCFs) for our K14 Pre-Service Training (PST). …

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Homestay & Site Coordinator (HSC) Full Time Temporary Positions

Homestay & Site Coordinator (HSC) Full Time Temporary Positions OPEN TO:                    All Qualified Candidates OPENING DATE:         January 10, 2020 CLOSING DATE:         January 31, 2020 WORK HOURS:           Full time; 48 hrs/week WORK PERIOD:           June 1, 2020 – September 11, 2020 Peace Corps Cambodia seeks two Homestay …

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Heightened Middle East Tensions

There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. Out of an abundance of caution, the Embassy is enhancing its security posture.  The Embassy will remain open during regular business hours for visa and American Citizen Services appointments, including passport issuance.  The Embassy will continue to …

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The 70th Anniversary of Diplomatic Ties between the United States and Cambodia

The United States and Cambodia first established diplomatic relations in 1950, when U.S. diplomat Donald Heath, stationed in then-French Saigon, presented his credentials to King Sihanouk. This year, 2020, marks the 70th Anniversary of the establishment of these diplomatic relations. In order to highlight the contributions of the United States to Cambodia’s development, as well …

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Event: Business Opportunities in Agriculture will be the LARGEST agriculture event of 2020!

Take a Look at Cambodia’s Agriculture Sector Cambodia has developed rapidly over the past two decades with GDP averaging 7% growth per year.  Agriculture still plays a major role in the economy, generating one-third of GDP and employing 40 percent of the workforce.  Cambodia is one of the world’s largest rice exporters and exports fruits …

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The Online Professional English Network (OPEN) Programs

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Announcement of Sale

The U.S. Embassy, Phnom Penh will hold an auction of vehicles, generators, furniture, and other supplies for the general public. Location of the Sale U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh Warehouse, No. 1782, National Road 5, Sangkat Toul Sangke, Khann Russey Keo. (North of Japanese Bridge) Date and Time of Sale Thursday, 19 December 2019 8:00 a.m. …

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Town Hall for American Citizens

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Job Opening: English Teaching and Teacher Training (ETTT) Pre-Service Training Technical Trainer at Peace Corps

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Study of the United States Institute (SUSI) For Secondary School Educators Summer 2020

Deadline for submission: December 31, 2019 The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Cambodia is pleased to announce a scholarship opportunity for the Summer 2020 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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2020 South East Asia Youth Leadership Program (SEAYLP) (Deadline: January 3, 2020 at 5:00 P.M.)

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Study of the United States Institute (SUSIs) for Scholars – Summer 2020 (Deadline: December 31, 2019)

Deadline for submission:  December 31, 2019 The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce a scholarship opportunity for the Summer 2020 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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Call for Proposals – Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation 2020 Small Grants Program (Deadline: December 15, 2019)

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Call for Proposals – Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation 2020 Large Grants Program (Deadline: December 15, 2019)

NOTICE OF FUNDING OPPORTUNITY   Federal Awarding Agency: U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh Announcement Type: Grant Notice Funding Opportunity Number: PAS-CB-600-20-PAS-0003 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 …

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Cambodia’s National Day

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE NOVEMBER 7, 2019 On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I extend my congratulations to the people of Cambodia on the 66th anniversary of your independence on November 9. In recognition of the values that Cambodians and Americans share, we hope this day will focus on national reconciliation; peaceful …

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Public Affairs Section Notice of Funding Opportunity 2020

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE U.S. EMBASSY PHNOM PENH, PUBLIC AFFAIRS SECTION Notice of Funding Opportunity Funding Opportunity Title: U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh PAS Annual Program Statement Funding Opportunity Number: PAS-CB-600-20-PAS-0001 Deadline for Applications: Rolling Basis until September 1, 2020, see Section 4 for reviewing deadlines CFDA Number: 19.040 – Public Diplomacy Programs Total Amount Available: …

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Global Undergraduate Program (Global UGRAD Program) – FY2020

Application Deadline: December 31, 2019 The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce an open competition for the 2020-2021 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 2020-2021 Global UGRAD program will provide one-semester scholarships …

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Security Message: Expected Traffic Disruptions and Potential for Increased Crime during the Early November Holidays

November 04, 2019 The Cambodian government officially recognizes holidays on November 9 (Independence Day) and the Water and Moon Festival (November 10 to November 13).  The annual Water and Moon Festival itself will take place in Phnom Penh on November 10-12.  Several hundred thousand people are expected to come to Phnom Penh for this event. …

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The United States and ASEAN: Expanding the Enduring Partnership

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Release of the United States’ Report on the Implementation of the Indo-Pacific Strategy

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON NOVEMBER 3, 2019 On the occasion of the 2019 Indo-Pacific Business Forum and the East Asia Summit in Bangkok, Thailand, the U.S. Department of State is pleased to release a progress report on the implementation of the U.S. whole-of-government strategy for the Indo-Pacific region. “A Free and Open Indo-Pacific: Advancing a Shared Vision” …

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Indo-Pacific Transparency Initiative

FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON NOVEMBER 3, 2019 The Indo Pacific Transparency Initiative was announced by Vice President Pence in November 2018 at the APEC CEO Summit in Papua New Guinea. The Transparency Initiative encompasses more than $600 million in programs that have been funded since the beginning of the Trump Administration. These programs promote civil society, rule …

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Fulbright U.S.-ASEAN Visiting Scholar Initiative – FY 2020

Application Deadline: November 30, 2019 The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the FY 2020 competition for the Fulbright U.S.-ASEAN Visiting Scholar Initiative. Applications close at 12:00 p.m. on November 30, 2019. Program Description Fulbright U.S. – ASEAN Visiting Scholars will travel to the United States for three to four …

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Calling for Applications: YSEALI Academic Fellowship – Spring 2020 (Deadline: October 31, 2019)

Application Deadline: October 31, 2019 Program Overview The Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) is a public diplomacy program designed to advance regional strategic goals, break down barriers that separate the next generation of leaders in Southeast Asia, and link those emerging leaders to the United States.  To this end, the YSEALI Fellowship will bring …

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American Citizens in Siem Reap – Off-site consular services

American Citizens in Siem Reap Off-site consular services Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh is pleased to announce the provision of Off-site consular services in Siem Reap.  We will be accepting applications for passport renewal, report of birth abroad and notarial services. The services provided are …

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Remarks by Chargé d‘Affairs Michael Newbill at the Hand Over Ceremony of ISO 15189 Plus Accreditation Certificate

National Institute of Public Health September 9, 2019 (As prepared for delivery) His Excellency Mam Bun Heng, Minister of Health; His Excellency Dr. Sok Pheng, Secretary of State for Health; His Excellency Prof. Sophoan Vonntanak, Dean of University of Health Sciences; Prof. Ung Sam An, Advisor to Minister of Health; His Excellency Dr. Hok Kim …

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Information Session on the 2019-2021 English Access Microscholarship Program (Access) – Application, Program Design, and Implementation

Deadline: August 23, 2019 The Public Affairs Section at the U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh will host an information session on the Recruitment of 2019-2021 English Access Microscholarship Program in Cambodia at the American Center of the U.S. Embassy on Thursday August 29, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. This information session will help prepare interested implementing …

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U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh Announces Call for Proposals: “2019-2021 (FY2018) English Access Microscholarship Program”

Deadline: September 13, 2019 The U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh is pleased to announce the 2019-2021 (FY2018) English Access Microscholarship Program and to invite proposals from not-for-profit organizations, public/private educational institutions and schools. This year, proposals for Access program in Kampot province are strongly encouraged. The English Access Microscholarship Program is a global high-profile scholarship program …

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The 52nd Anniversary of the Founding of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations

August 07, 2019 Press Statement by SECRETARY OF STATE MICHAEL R. POMPEO The 52nd Anniversary of the Founding of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I’m pleased to congratulate the ten member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the ASEAN Secretariat on the …

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U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh Announces Call for Proposals: “Strengthening our Two-Country Friendship through Arts” project

Cambodia Funding Opportunity Number: CB-600-19-PAS-0005 Deadline for Applications: September 10, 2019 Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 19.040 (Public Diplomacy Program) Maximum Total Award Funding: $20,000 Anticipated project start date: October 1, 2019 Funding Instrument Type: Grant, or Fixed Amount Award Deadline Application Submission: September 10, 2019 The U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh, Public Affairs …

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The United States Reaffirms our Enduring Relationship with ASEAN

Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY MORGAN ORTAGUS, SPOKESPERSON The United States Reaffirms our Enduring Relationship with ASEAN On the 10th anniversary of the accession of the United States to the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia, the United States celebrates our flourishing strategic partnership with ASEAN. The close relationship …

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Cambodia: Three years and still no effective investigation into Dr. Kem Ley’s killing

On the third anniversary of his death, the U.S. government repeats our call for the Cambodian government to conduct a full, transparent, and credible investigation of Kem Ley’s assassination. We also express our renewed condolences to Kem Ley’s family, who are still waiting and hoping for a full accounting of his senseless and cowardly killing. …

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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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The U.S. Service Academies Class of 2024

Deadline: July 25, 2019 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, U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, and U.S. Coast Guard Academy in …

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ANNOUNCEMENT OF SALE

The U.S. Embassy, Phnom Penh will hold an auction of generators, furniture, and other supplies for the general public. Location of the Sale U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh Warehouse, No. 1782, National Road 5, Sangkat Toul Sangke, Khann Russey Keo. (North of Japanese Bridge) Date and Time of Sale Friday, May 24, 2019 8:00 a.m. – …

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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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Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): YSEALI Regional Workshop on Citizen Journalism and Free Flow of Information (Deadline: July 31, 2019)

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Best Wishes for Khmer New Year

Press Statement Morgan Ortagus Department Spokesperson Washington, DC April 12, 2019 STATEMENT BY MORGAN ORTAGUS, SPOKESPERSON: Best Wishes for Khmer New Year   On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I offer congratulations to the people of Cambodia on the occasion of Khmer New Year. The people-to-people ties between Cambodia and the …

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STATEMENT BY ROBERT PALLADINO, DEPUTY SPOKESPERSON

March 27, 2019 For Immediate Release U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Uighur Muslims Impacted by Human Rights Crisis in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region of China Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met yesterday with Mihrigul Tursun, a Uighur Muslim who survived horrific conditions and abuse in a Chinese …

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U.S. Embassy and EducationUSA Host Annual EducationUSA Fair 2019

Media advisory For Immediate Release March 1, 2019 The U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh and EducationUSA Cambodia will host the annual EducationUSA Fair 2019 on Monday, March 4, 2019 to highlight U.S. educational opportunities for Cambodian students. The Fair will provide a unique venue for Cambodians to connect with U.S. institutions of higher learning and to …

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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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Harpeth Rising tour in Cambodia: Joining with local artists to promote female empowerment February 21-27, 2019

For Immediate Release February 22, 2019 The U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh is proud to sponsor the American music group Harpeth Rising in Cambodia. The February 21-27 tour is held in collaboration with the non-governmental organization Cambodian Living Arts (CLA). To kick off the tour, the Embassy invites members of the media to attend a press …

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EducationUSA Fair 2019

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YSEALI Professional Fellows Program

What is it? The YSEALI Professional Fellows Program provides emerging leaders ages 25-35 the opportunity to spend five weeks in the United States, including four weeks working directly with American counterparts in individually tailored work placements with relevant private and/or public sector organizations.  During these placements, Fellows build their practical expertise, leadership skills, and professional networks.  …

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Statement on EU Proceedings to Suspend Cambodia’s EBA Trade Benefits

U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh Statement For Immediate Release February 12, 2019 The United States notes the European Union’s decision to begin proceedings to suspend Cambodia’s preferential trade benefits under the Everything But Arms (EBA) scheme due to the serious setbacks to the protection of human rights and labor rights over the past 18 months. …

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Call for Applications! 2019/20 ASEAN Science and Technology Fellowship (Deadline: February 24, 2019)

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Remarks by CDA Michael A. Newbill at CAST Cambodia Launch Event

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Visit of Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Dr. Joseph H. Felter to Cambodia

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for South and Southeast Asia Dr. Joseph H. Felter will visit Cambodia January 15-16, 2019. DASD Felter will meet with Ministry of National Defense Secretary of State General Neang Phat to discuss a shared vision of a free and open Indo-Pacific region, and how a productive military-to-military relationship can help Cambodia …

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Joint Statement By Secretary Of State Michael R. Pompeo And Secretary Of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release December 20, 2018 Chinese Actors Compromise Global Managed Service Providers Since at least 2014, Chinese cyber actors associated with the Chinese Ministry of State Security have hacked multiple U.S. and global managed service and cloud providers.  These Chinese actors used this access to compromise …

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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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National Day of Mourning President George H. W. Bush

National Day of Mourning President George H. W. Bush Wednesday December 5, 2018 The U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh, Cambodia will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday December 5th.  As the nation mourns the loss of President George H. W. Bush, President Trump has taken official action to allow Federal Employees to join their fellow citizens in remembering …

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Public Affairs Section Notice of Funding Opportunity-FY2019

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Call for Proposals: The 2019 American Music Abroad – Harpeth Rising Band

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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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Remarks by Ambassador William Heidt at the Signing Ceremony with the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts

National Museum, Phnom Penh Tuesday, November 6, 2018 (as prepared for delivery) Good afternoon colleagues from the media.  Thank you for all for coming out today. I would like to begin by thanking our distinguished guests for their presence here today:  H.E. Dr. Phoeurng Sackona, the Minister of Culture and Fine Arts; H.E. Kim Sedara, …

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BUILD ACT briefing – Now

David Bohigian Executive Vice President, OPIC Telephonic Briefing November 6, 2018 Moderator:  Hi, good evening to everyone from the Asia Pacific Regional Media Hub in Manila.  Thank you for joining us.  And a thank you to David Bohigian for joining us so early from DC. David is the Executive Vice President of the U.S. Overseas …

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2019 USDA Borlaug Fellowship Program for Cambodia (Deadline: December 31, 2018)

Deadline: December 31, 2018 The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is pleased to announce the 2019 Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program (Borlaug Fellowship Program) for Cambodia. The Borlaug Fellowship Program promotes agricultural productivity, food security, and economic growth through collaborative research. The program offers training for agricultural research, leadership, and agricultural …

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What is 16 Days Campaign?

16 Days campaign is also known as “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign.” It runs from November 25 (International Day Against Violence against Women) to December 10 (International Human Rights Day). International Day Against Violence against Women was first declared in 1981 to commemorate the violent assassination of the Mirabal sisters on November …

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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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STOP. THINK. CONNECT: Keep Yourself Safe Online

People around the world are spending more time online than ever before. As more people use the Internet for online shopping, banking, financial management, and socializing, they also expose themselves to increased cyber risks. Online threats and cyber-attacks are a threat to the national and economic security of every nation. Because cybersecurity is important to …

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Diversity Visa Program 2020

The Department of State administers the annual Diversity Visa (DV) Program which provides immigrant visas to 50,000 qualified applicants from a select group of eligible countries each year. There is no fee to apply, but to qualify you must meet the following simple but strict requirements: You must have completed your high school education or …

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Remarks by Ambassador William Heidt at the Plenary Session of Business Opportunities in Cambodian Agriculture

Rosewood Hotel, Phnom Penh Wednesday, September 26, 2018 (as prepared for delivery) Lok Chumteav Cham Nimul, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Commerce, and other colleagues from the Royal Government of Cambodia; Lok Okhnas, Lok Chumteav Okhnas, and other distinguished leaders from the Cambodian business communities: Mr. Allen Tan, Chairman of the American Chamber …

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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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Study of the United States Institute (SUSI) for Scholars on U.S. National Security Policymaking (Deadline: September 26, 2018)

Deadline for submission:  September 26, 2018 The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce a scholarship opportunity for the Study of the U.S. Institute (SUSI) for Scholars on U.S. National Security Policymaking – Winter 2019. SUSI for Scholars is an intensive post-graduate level academic program with an integrated study tour whose …

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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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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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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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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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U.S. Embassy Announces Demining Tender

Released on November 22, 2017 The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for a $2 million, one-year grant to survey and clear unexploded ordnance in Eastern Cambodia for the 2018-2019 Fiscal Year, with the possibility that the grant could be extended for a second year. Eligible partners would use …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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