Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at the AQUATOWER Inauguration Event in Kampong Speu

Hun Sen Chrey Hor Pnov High School, Kampong Speu March 22, 2018 Your Excellency Hun Many, President, Union of Youth Federations of Cambodia and Member of the National Assembly from Kampong Speu province; Mr. David Wigglesworth, CEO of the Cambodia Beverage Company; Mr. Mark Steele, CEO of Planet Water; Mr. Khut Khemrin, Head Master of ...
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Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at the FUSAAC Major and Career Fair

Institute of Technology of Cambodia, Phnom Penh March 4, 2018 Your Excellency Dr. Im Koch from the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport; Ms. Hout Siekhuoy, President of the Fulbright and Undergraduate State Alumni Association of Cambodia and other members of FUSAAC; Students, parents, and volunteers; ladies and gentlemen. Good morning everyone and welcome to ...
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Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at the Opening of Young Southeast Asian Leaders STEM Education Regional Workshop

Himawari Hotel, Phnom Penh February 28, 2018 Good morning everyone! Your Excellency Dr. Hang Chuon Naron, thank you for joining us today. YSEALI members from across ASEAN – Welcome to Cambodia and to the YSEALI Regional Workshop on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education! Pouk niset Khmae nuleynaw? Chraaln nah! Pouk Khmae chaalat dzieng gey! ...
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Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at the Reception for Cambodia Science and Engineering Festival

Chief of Mission Residence, Phnom Penh February 27, 2018 Welcome H.E. Im Koch, Secretary of State at MOEYS, and other colleagues from the RGC; Amb Bill Longhurst and other colleagues from diplomatic community; representatives of the private sector, universities and other educational institutions, civil society, tech community; and of course Visal Phork (admin director of ...
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Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at the Signing Ceremony for the AFCP Project on Conservation of Ethnographic Objects at Tuol Sleng Museum

Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum December 8, 2017 Good morning everyone and thank you very much for coming out this morning. In particular, I would like to thank His Excellency Chuch Phoeurn for his remarks and for being with us today to represent the Minister of Culture and Fine Arts. I would also like to recognize ...
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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Michael Newbill at the Tony Memmel and His Band concert

Institute of Foreign Languages of the Royal University of Phnom Penh November 25, 2017 Good evening! On behalf of the United States Embassy in Phnom Penh, I’d like to thank you all for attending tonight’s concert, featuring Tony Memmel and His Band. Tony Memmel and His Band are visiting Cambodia as part of their Asia ...
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Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at the Global Entrepreneur Summit (GES) Reception

Ambassador’s Residence November 21, 2017 H.E. Ing Kantha Phavi, Charge’ Rajiv Kumar, Okhna Madam Lim Chiv Ho, Okhna Keo Mom, Ms. Pok Nanda, other distinguished guests, ladies, and gentlemen. Thank you all for coming to honor Cambodia’s seven member, all-female delegation to the upcoming Global Entrepreneur Summit, or “GES” as it’s called. 2nd women’s entrepreneurship ...
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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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Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at the CE SAIN Scholarship and Research Grant Ceremony

October 18, 2017 Royal University of Agriculture, Phnom Penh (as prepared for delivery) H.E. Veng Sokhon, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Dr. Ngo Bunthan, Rector, Royal University of Agriculture Faculty, students, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen I’m delighted to be here this morning with Minister Veng Sokhon, Rector Dr. Ngo Bunthan and the students ...
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Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at the Uber Cambodia Launch

Bopea Studios, Phnom Penh September 28, 2017 (As prepared for delivery) H.E. Pheng Sovicheano, Secretary of State, Ministry of Public Works and Transport; Mr. Brooks Entwistle, Chief Business Officer Asia Pacific, Uber Technologies, Inc.; Mr. Damian Kassabgi, Director, Public Policy, Asia Pacific, Uber Technologies, Inc.; Mr. Thomas Hundt, Chief Executive Officer, Smart Axiata Co., Ltd.; ...
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Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at the Swearing-In Ceremony for the Eleventh Cohort of Peace Corps Cambodia Volunteers

Himawari Hotel, Phnom Penh September 15, 2017 (as prepared for delivery) Peace Corps staff, distinguished guests and most importantly the Peace Corps trainees and Volunteers, I am honored to participate in the swearing-in ceremony for the 11th cohort of Peace Corps Volunteers in Cambodia. Your Excellencies, your presence makes clear the importance our two countries ...
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Opening Statement by Ambassador William A. Heidt at a Press Availability

U.S. Embassy, Phnom Penh September 12, 2017 Thank you all for coming out today. I would like to make a brief statement, and then take questions. On September 2, I departed for the United States for an unplanned personal trip. Forty minutes after I departed, the Government arrested the opposition leader, Mr. Kem Sokha, on ...
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Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at the AmCham Event on Cambodian Taxation Outlook & Plans for the Future

Himawari Hotel, Phnom Penh September 1, 2017 (as prepared for delivery) Your Excellency, Kong Vibol, Director General of the General Department of Taxation, and other representatives of the Cambodian government; H.E. Rajiv Kumar, Charge d’Affaires of the Embassy of India (and fellow parent of a 14-year old boy); AmCham President Mr. Charles Esterhoy, InCham President ...
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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Michael Newbill at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Borset Secondary School

Kampong Speu Province August 14, 2017 (as prepared for delivery) Your Excellencies, distinguished guests, Borset Secondary School children and staff, and citizens of Kampong Speu, thank you for inviting me to today’s ceremony. I am grateful to visit Kampong Speu and to meet the wonderful people who call this part of Cambodia home. Today as ...
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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Michael Newbill at the Capture Project Art Exhibit

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

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

Ream Naval Base, Sihanoukville province July 12, 2017 (as prepared for delivery) Admiral Tea Vinh and other distinguished members of the National Committee for Maritime Security, good morning and thank you so much for inviting me again today to the beautiful coastal waters of Ream Naval Base. I last visited here in October 2016 for ...
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Remarks and Toast by Ambassador William A. Heidt at the U.S. Independence Day Celebration

InterContinental Hotel, Phnom Penh June 29, 2017 (as prepared for delivery) Your Excellency Ly Thuch, Senior Minister and Second Vice President of the Cambodian Mine Action and Victims Assistance Authority, Your Royal Highnesses, other distinguished representatives of the Cambodian government, fellow members of the diplomatic corps, the private sector, and civil society, ladies and gentlemen. ...
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Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at FUSAAC Major and Career Fair

Institute of Technology of Cambodia June 25, 2017 (as prepared for delivery) Your Excellency Dr. Hang Chuon Naron, Minister of Education, Youth and Sport; Mr. You Sokpanha, President of the Fulbright and Undergraduate State Alumni Association of Cambodia and other members of FUSAAC; Distinguished guests, students, parents, and volunteers. Good morning everyone and welcome to ...
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Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at the National Roundtable on Countering Wildlife Trafficking

Cambodiana Hotel, Phnom Penh June 20, 2017 (as prepared for delivery) Your Excellencies, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. Good morning and thank you for inviting me to participate in this National Roundtable on Countering Wildlife Trafficking. I would like to thank His Excellency Kim Sontepheap, Under-Secretary of State from the Ministry of Justice for hosting ...
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Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at the Iftar dinner hosted by the U.S. Embassy

Ambassador’s Residence, Phnom Penh June 19, 2017 (as prepared for delivery) Good evening and Ramadan Kareem – thank you Your Excellency Sem Sokha for your remarks. I am honored to mark the holy month of Ramadan with so many friends from Cambodia’s Muslim community. Ramadan is the holiest month in Muslim faith and is a ...
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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Julie Chung at the GE workshop on Innovation in Healthcare Solutions

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

Major Cineplex by Cellcard May 22, 2017 (as delivered) Your Excellencies at the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports; the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts; and the Ministry of Women’s Affairs; Ladies and gentlemen: Welcome. I am pleased to be with you today for the Cambodian premiere of the award-winning documentary CODE: Debugging the ...
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Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at the Cambodian Mine Action Authority Stakeholder Workshop on National Mine Action Strategy

InterContinental Phnom Penh May 16, 2017 (as prepared for delivery) Your Excellency Senior Minister Ly Thuch and other colleagues from the CMAA; Your Excellency Secretary of State Ouch Borith and other colleagues from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation; Your Excellency Director General Heng Ratana and other representatives from CMAC and other mine ...
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Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at the Signing Ceremony for the CEL II Power Plant Project Agreement

U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh April 26, 2017 (as prepared for delivery) H.E. Keo Rottanak, Director General of Electricite Du Cambodge; H.E. Victor Jona, Director General, Ministry of Mines and Energy; Ambassador Hidehisa Horinouchi of the Embassy of Japan; Mr. Ruzaimi Mohamad, Minister Counselor, Embassy of Malaysia; Dato Sean H’ng, Group Chief Executive Officer, HNG Capital ...
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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Julie Chung at the World Intellectual Property Day Forum

Cambodiana Hotel, Phnom Penh April 25, 2017 (as delivered) Your Excellencies, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen.  Good morning and thank you for your participation in this World Intellectual Property Day forum.  We were delighted to work on this event in conjunction with Westec Media.  Thank you to your Excellency Ouk Prachea for representing the Ministry ...
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Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at the Public Stakeholder Workshop on Cambodia’s WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement

Raffles Hotel Le Royal April 4, 2017 (as prepared for delivery) Your Excellency Pan Sorasak, Minister of Commerce and other colleagues from the Ministry; Senior representatives of other Royal Government of Cambodia Ministries; Fellow development partners and representatives of the private sector; Ladies and Gentlemen. Good morning. I am delighted to join you today in ...
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Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at the Industrial Relations Conference

Improving Labor Dispute Resolution System – Harmonizing Industrial Relations Raffles Hotel Le Royal February 27, 2017 (as prepared for delivery) Your Excellency Ith Sam Heng, Minister of Labor and Vocational Training; Ambassador Maria Sargren and other distinguished members of the diplomatic community; Mr. Men Nimmith, Executive Director of the Arbitration Council Foundation; Distinguished colleagues from ...
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Statement by the United States on Amendments to Cambodia’s Political Party Law

Released on February 20, 2017 The United States is deeply concerned about the amendments to Cambodia’s Law on Political Parties passed by the National Assembly on February 20 with little consultation or public debate. The amendments give the government broad authority to restrict freedom of expression and the legitimate activities of political parties and, under ...
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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Julie Chung at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Kraoul Kol Health Center

Kraoul Kol Health Center, Svay Rieng December 19, 2017 (as prepared for delivery) His Excellency Deputy Governor Toch Poliva, distinguished guests, Kraoul Kol Health Center staff, and citizens of Svay Rieng, thank you for the invitation to be here today. As the mother of a four-year-old son, I assure you I am a thrilled and ...
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Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at the Coca-Cola Factory Inauguration

Coca-Cola Factory, Phnom Penh December 5, 2016 (as prepared for delivery) SAMDECH AKKA MOHA SENA PADEI TECHO HUN SEN, PRIME MINISTER OF CAMBODIA, Your Excellency Cham Prasith, Senior Minister and Minister of Industry and Handicrafts, Mr. Irial Finan,  Executive Vice President of The Coca-Cola Company, deputy prime ministers, ministers and colleagues from the Royal Government ...
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Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at World AIDS Day Event

Phnom Penh December 1, 2016 Lok Dzum Teow Men Sam An, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the National Assembly, Senate Relations and Inspection and high representative of Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen; His Excellency Ieng Mouly, Senior Minister in charge of Special Mission and Chairman of the National Aids Authority; Distinguished ...
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Ending AIDS in Cambodia

Joint op-ed column to mark World AIDS Day by William A. Heidt, U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia, and Marie-Odile Emond, UNAIDS Country Director December 1, 2016 Thirty-five years have passed since the first official report identifying the disease that is now known as AIDS was published in the United States.  In that time, 35 million people ...
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Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at the WECREATE Cambodia Handover Ceremony

WECREATE Cambodia, Phnom Penh November 30, 2016 Your Excellency Dr. ING Kantha Phavi, Minister of Women’s affairs, representatives of WeCreate, distinguished guests, mentors, and women entrepreneurs, ladies and gentlemen—good morning. I am delighted to be here with you today to sign this Memorandum of Understanding recognizing our shared commitment to supporting WECREATE. I’m particularly delighted ...
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Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at GE Powering Cambodia Workshop

Himawari Hotel, Phnom Penh November 22, 2016 Your Excellency Suy Sem, Minister of Mines and Energy; Your Excellency Victor Jona, Director General of the Ministry of Mines and Energy; Mr. Wouter Van Wersch, GE ASEAN President and CEO; Mr. Dararith Lim, GE Cambodia Country Leader; distinguished guests, ladies, and gentlemen. Thank you very much for ...
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Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at the Closing Ceremony for the CARAT Exercise

Sihanoukville November 4, 2016 Your Excellency Admiral Tea Vinh, Major General Steven Rudder, distinguished guests and members of the Royal Cambodian and U.S. Armed Forces, arun suasdey, good morning to all! Thank you very much for inviting me to take place in the closing ceremony for the 2016 Cooperation and Readiness Afloat Training, or CARAT, ...
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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Julie Chung at the Digital Divide Data’s 15th Anniversary Dinner

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

(As delivered) Sihanoukville October 31, 2016 His Excellency Admiral Ouk Seyha and other distinguished members of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces, the Royal Cambodian Navy, and the National Committee for Maritime Security, U.S. Navy Task Force 75, 30th Construction Regiment, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 5, U.S. Navy Ship Millinocket 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marines; Coastal Riverine ...
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Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at the EducationUSA Grade A Student Fair

U.S. Embassy, Phnom Penh October 30, 2016 Good morning and thank you all for coming to participate in our EducationUSA and Grade A Student Fair. Thank you to the Minister of Education Youth, and Sport, H.E. Dr. Hang Chuon Naron, and his designee, Undersecretary of State Lav Chhiv Eav, for your commitment to improving education ...
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Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at Lower Mekong Initiative Regional Working Group

(as delivered) Sokha Hotel, Phnom Penh October 19, 2016 Your Excellency Sok Siphana; delegates from the Royal Government of Cambodia; delegates from Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam; members of the U.S. delegation; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. For those of you who have traveled from near and far, I would like to welcome you to ...
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Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at the Better Factories Cambodia 15th Anniversary Celebration

Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra October 18, 2016 Your Excellency Ith Samheng, Minister of Labor and Vocational Training; Your Excellency Pan Sorasak, Minister of Commerce; Okhna Van Sou Ieng, Chairman of the Garment Manufacturers Association of Cambodia, distinguished representatives of the Royal Government of Cambodia, distinguished representatives of the International Labour Organization and Better Factories Cambodia ...
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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Julie Chung for the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Reaksmey Samaki Primary School

Reaksmey Samaki Primary School, Kampong Speu October 12, 2016 Your Excellencies, distinguished guests, Reaksmey Samaki School children and staff, and citizens of Kampong Speu, thank you for inviting me to today’s joyous ceremony. I am grateful to be able to visit Kampong Speu and to meet the wonderful people who call this part of Cambodia ...
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Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at the Environmental Governance Reform for Sustainable Development Project Launch

(As Prepared for Delivery) Phnom Penh October 11, 2016 Your Excellency Say Samal, Minister of Environment, TakahisaTsugawa, Chargés d’Affaires ad interim, Embassy of Japan, Setsuko Yamazaki, Country Director, UNDP Cambodia Development partners Ladies and Gentlemen Thank you very much for opportunity to be with you to launch the Environmental Governance Reform and Sustainable Development project. ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Julie Chung at the Starbucks Flagship Store Grand Opening

Starbucks Flagship Store, Phnom Penh October 7, 2016 Thank you, Michael! Your Excellency Pan Sorasak, Mr. Mark Ring, distinguished guests, ladies, and gentlemen. As an avid and lifelong fan of Starbuck’s French Roast coffee, I have been eagerly anticipating this opening for a long time. I remember clearly the day we heard Starbucks was coming ...
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Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at the Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation Signing Ceremony

(delivered in Khmer) Angkor Borei, Takeo September 27, 2016 Good morning and thank you all for being here today. Thank you especially to Her Excellency Phoeurng Sackona, Minister of Culture and Fine Arts, for organizing today’s event and for the Ministry’s long partnership with the U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh. I congratulate you and your ...
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Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at the Opening Ceremony for TechCamp Cambodia H2.0

Raintree, Phnom Penh September 24, 2016 Good morning, everyone! It’s a pleasure to be here to kick off TechCamp Cambodia H2.0. I would first like to thank His Excellency Eang Sophalleth, Under Secretary of State for the Ministry of Environment, for joining us today. Under the strong leadership of Minister Say Samal –who represented Cambodia ...
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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Julie Chung at a Reception for Friends of LGBTI and Speaking Out Participants

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

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

(As Prepared for Delivery) Himawari Hotel, Phnom Penh September 16, 2016 Honorable Dr. Im Koch, Peace Corps staff, distinguished guests and most importantly the Peace Corps trainees and volunteers, I am honored to participate in the swearing-in ceremony for the 10th cohort of Peace Corps Volunteers in Cambodia and the celebration of the 10th anniversary ...
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Joint Statement on Human Rights Situation in Cambodia

Delivered by Ambassador Keith Harper, Representative of the United States to the United Nations Human Rights Council Mr. President, I have the honor to read this statement on behalf of a group of 36 states including: Albania, Australia, Canada, Japan, Macedonia, Norway, Switzerland, the 28 EU member states, and the United States. We note Cambodia’s ...
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Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at the Launch of the American University of Phnom Penh and the University of Arizona’s Dual-Degree Program

American University of Phnom Penh September 1, 2016 Dr. Chea Vandith, founder of the American University of Phnom Penh; Vice President of Academic Affairs, Mr. Nial Farrell; Professor Brent White, Vice Provost for International Education at the University of Arizona; AUPP students and teachers, members of the media, ladies and gentleman. I’m delighted to be ...
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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Julie Chung at the Agricultural Biotechnology Workshop Opening Ceremony

Phnom Penh August 30, 2016 Your Excellency Ty Sokun, Officials of the Government of Cambodia; Representatives of the agricultural sector; Presenters, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen; Good morning. I am pleased to be with you here today to open this important biotechnology workshop supported by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of ...
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Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at the Launch Ceremony of the Microsoft Student Partners Program in Cambodia

Royal University of Phnom Penh August 17, 2016 Good morning everyone. I’m delighted to be here at the launch of the Microsoft Student Partners program in Cambodia and to be in the company of our friends at the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sports; STEM Cambodia; and of course, Microsoft. I’m particularly pleased that we ...
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Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at the Signing Ceremony of the Project Agreement for Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary REDD+ Project

(As Prepared for Delivery) Phnom Penh August 11, 2016 Good afternoon Your Excellency Say Samal, Minister of Environment, Your Excellency Dr. Sam Ang Chea, [Secretary of State at the Ministry of Environment], Mr. Ross Sinclair, members of the media, and invited guests. Thank you all very much for joining us today to witness the signing ...
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Remarks by Charge d’Affaires Julie Chung at the Reception with the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia And DAUSTR Erland Herfindahl

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

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

(As Prepared for Delivery) Raffle Le Royal Hotel, Phnom Penh July 5, 2016 Good morning, Your Excellency Ith Sam Heng, Minister of Labor and Vocational Training, Swedish Ambassador Anna Maj Hultgard, and distinguished guests. It’s great to see this room full of friends and partners all working together in the field of labor and industrial ...
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Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at the Independence Day Reception

Sokha Phnom Penh Hotel July 1, 2016 Your Excellency Prak Sokhon, Senior Minister and Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, other distinguished representatives of the Cambodian government, fellow members of the diplomatic corps, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you very much for joining us tonight at the U.S. Embassy’s celebration of the 240th anniversary ...
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Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at the Dedication Ceremony for Nation Blood Transfusion Center

National Blood Transfusion Center (NBTC), Phnom Penh June 14, 2016 His Excellency Mam Bunheng, Minister of Health; His Excellency Hun Many, President of the Union of Youth Federations of Cambodia; Dr. Hok Kimcheng, Director of the National Blood Transfusion Center; Dr. Dong Il Ahn, World Health Organization Representative in Cambodia; Brigadier General Milhorn from the ...
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Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at the America’s Summerfest

(As Prepared for Delivery) Northbridge International School Cambodia, Phnom Penh June 4, 2016 Good Afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen! I would like to thank you all joining us for today’s American Summerfest – a time for Celebration and Remembrance. Throughout the United States, the summer months are enjoyed relaxing outdoors with friends. We delight in eating ...
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Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at the Event Marking Five Years of “Feed the Future” Program in Cambodia

(As Prepared for Delivery) InterContinental Hotel, Phnom Penh June 2, 2016 Deputy Prime Minister, His Excellency Yim Chhay Ly, excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, thank you so much for joining me today to celebrate the first five years of “Feed the Future” in Cambodia. Feed the Future is the U.S. government’s signature initiative to address global ...
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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Julie Chung at the Video Screening of “Former Khmer Rouge and Victim-Survivor Dialogues”

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

Royal University of Phnom Penh May 20, 2016 Her Excellency Tekreth Kamrang, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Commerce ; Ms. Lay Sokunthea, of IIG Education Cambodia; Dr. Nhong Din Than of Metfone, distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. In the year and a half I’ve been in Cambodia, I’ve been truly inspired by the ...
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Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at the U.S. Air Force 60th Anniversary Concert

Raffles Hotel Le Royal May 8, 2017 His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah Boromneath Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia. Her Majesty the Queen Mother Norodom Monineath Sihanouk of Cambodia. Members of the royal families, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. It is truly an honor for Sotie and I to be here this evening in the ...
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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Julie Chung at the Technovation National Pitch

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

(As Prepared for Delivery) U.S. Embassy, Phnom Penh April 22, 2016 Mr. Keo Rattanak, Chairman of Electricity du Cambodia; distinguished guests; Embassy colleagues; ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for joining us today to celebrate Earth Day and the 10th anniversary of this beautiful embassy compound.  This embassy building is a physical symbol of the strong ...
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Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at the U.S. – Cambodia Bilateral Agreement Signing

(As Prepared for Delivery) Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC), Phnom Penh March 30, 2016 H.E. Deputy Prime Minister Keat Chhon, H.E. Chieng Yanara, Deputy Secretary General of Council for the Development of Cambodia, distingquished representatives from the Royal Government of Cambodia, USAID Mission Director Rebecca Black and colleagues from the U.S. Embassy, ladies ...
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Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at the Closing Ceremony for the Angkor Sentinel Exercise

(As Prepared for Delivery) March 25, 2016 His Excellency General Meas Sophea, Major General McCaffrey, senior leaders of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces, members of the international military attaché corps, and our other distinguished visitors present, good morning. It is an honor to be here today to witness in person the success of Angkor Sentinel, ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’affaires Julie Chung at the Earth Hour 2016

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

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

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

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

(As Prepared for Delivery) Siem Reap March 3, 2016 To His Excellency Mam Bunheng, Minister of Health; His Excellency Song Riha, , Siem Reap Provincial Deputy Governor; Dr.Hok Kimcheng, Director of the National Blood Transfusion Center; Dr. Kros Sarath, Director of the Siem Reap Provincial Health Department; and other guests here today, good morning. I ...
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Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at the Annual Meeting of the National Committee for Counter Trafficking

February 25, 2016 Samdach Krohlah Haum Sar Kheng, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior; H.E. Dr. Hang Chuon Naron, Minister of Education, Youth, and Sport; H.E. Dr. Ing Kantha Phavi, Minister of Women’s Affairs; H.E. Chou Bun Eng, Permanent Vice-Chairperson of the National Committee for Counter Trafficking; distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. I am ...
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Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at the Multilateral Counter Violent Extremism Working Group Meeting

February 23, 2016 His Excellency Senior Minister Om Yentieng, Personal Advisor to the Prime Minister and Deputy Director of the National Counterterrorism Committee; His Excellency Ung Eang, Secretary of State and Deputy Director of the Secretariat of the National Counterterrorism Committee; Rear Admiral Colin Kilrain; distinguished guests and colleagues from Cambodia and around the region; ...
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Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at the Opening of the CamTESOL English Language Conference

Institute de Technologie du Cambodge (ITC), Phnom Penh February 20, 2016 His Excellency Dr. Hang Chuon Naron, Minister of Education, Youth, and Sport; Mr. Simon Fellows, Chargé d’Affaires of the Australian Embassy; Mr. Sou Visal and other representatives of IDP; distinguished conference speakers and experts; ladies and gentlemen. The conference organizers have very cleverly slotted ...
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Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at the Welcome Dinner for the SUSI/YSEALI Alumni Environment Workshop

(As Prepared for Delivery) Siem Reap February 18, 2016 Thank you everyone and good evening. I’m very happy to be with you tonight at the opening dinner of the SUSI and YSEALI Alumni Environment Workshop. I can already sense a lot of energy and enthusiasm among you sixty or so young leaders participating in this ...
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Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at the Dedication Ceremony for Kampong Cham Regional Blood Center and Hospital Laboratory

(As Prepared for Delivery) Kampong Cham February 16, 2016 His Excellency Mam Bunheng, Minister of Health, His Excellency Lun Lem Thai, Governor of Kampong Cham Province, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you very much for inviting me to participate in this ceremony today.  Today is a proud day for Cambodia that shows the progress ...
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Remarks by Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel at the Roundtable With Cambodian Media

U.S. Embassy, Phnom Penh January 27, 2016 MODERATOR: It’s my pleasure to introduce you to Assistant Secretary Danny Russel from the State Department Bureau of East Asia and Pacific Affairs. He’ll make a few brief remarks and then he’s here to take your questions. As a reminder, this is an “on the record” interview. ASSISTANT ...
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Remarks by Secretary of State John Kerry at a Meet and Greet with Staff and Families of U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh

January 26, 2016 AMBASSADOR HEIDT: Hi you guys, are you ready to hear from the Secretary of State? (Applause.) Mr. Secretary, this is a very enthusiastic crowd. Standing before you is a good chunk of Embassy Phnom Penh’s 786 employees. SECRETARY KERRY: Wow. AMBASSADOR HEIDT: That’s hard-working and talented employees. That’s 132 American staff, 653 ...
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Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at the World Monuments Fund 50th Anniversary Celebration at Angkor Wat

Siem Reap January 18, 2016 H.E. Sok Sangvar, colleagues from the Apsara Authority and the World Monument Fund, ladies and gentlemen. Sotie and I are delighted to be with you all this evening to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the World Monuments Fund. It’s a particular honor to be standing in front of the incomparable ...
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Opening Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at the “The Future of Computation and Knowledge” Lecture by Dr. Stephen Wolfram

(As Prepared for Delivery) Royal University of Phnom Penh December 30, 2015 Your Excellency Minister Hang Chuon Naron, Dr. Stephen Wolfram, Dr. Chan Roth and members of the Cambodian Mathematical Society, Allen Tan, ladies and gentlemen. I am delighted to be here this afternoon for this special presentation by Dr. Stephen Wolfram, who as you ...
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Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at the 2015 FUSAAC EdCon

(As Prepared for Delivery) To His Excellency Minister Hang Chuon Naron, members of the Fulbright and Undergraduate State Alumni Association of Cambodia, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. Good morning and thank you very much for inviting me to speak at this year’s FUSAAC Education Convention. It is an honor to be here with you all ...
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Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at the Opening Ceremony of the EXBS Strategic Trade Control Awareness Seminar

Raffles Hotel Le Royal, Phnom Penh December 3, 2015 H.E. Chhuon Chanthan, Excellencies, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, Good morning, and welcome to the inaugural U.S. – Cambodia Strategic Trade Control Awareness Seminar, sponsored by the United States Embassy here in Phnom Penh. It is an honor for me to be here with you this ...
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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Julie Chung at the RMA Cambodia’s 2016 Ford Explorer Launch

As Prepared for Delivery Sokha Phnom Penh Hotel November 19, 2015 Excellency Khieu Kanharith, distinguished guests, ladies, and gentlemen.  Good evening and thank you for your warm welcome. It is my great pleasure to join RMA Cambodia to celebrate the launch of the all-new 2016 Ford Explorer.  Since the Ford Motor Company was established in ...
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Press Statement by Secretary of State John Kerry on Cambodia’s Independence Day

Washington DC November 5, 2015 On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I would like to congratulate the people of the Kingdom of Cambodia as you celebrate the 62nd anniversary of your nation’s independence this November 9. The United States and Cambodia enjoy a dynamic partnership, strengthened by our mutual ...
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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Julie Chung at the Seminar on Learning How OPIC Can Support Your U.S.-Related Investment in Cambodia

(As Prepared for Delivery) Your Excellency SUN Chanthol, Senior Minister and Minister of Commerce, distinguished guests, ladies, and gentlemen. Good morning. Today marks the beginning of the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), which seeks to inspire people everywhere through local, national, and global activities designed to help them explore their potential as self-starters and innovators. In ...
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Remarks by Ambassador-Designate William Heidt at the BarCamp Phnom Penh 2015: Get Ready for ASEAN Integration

(As Prepared for Delivery) Institute de Technologie du Cambodge (ITC), Cambodia October 24, 2015 Your Excellency Touch Visalsok, Under Secretary of State, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport Dr. Thavarith Chunhieng,Vice Director, Institute of Technology of Cambodia Mr. Chantra Be, BarCamp organizer and representative from Development Innovations Mr. Niek Van Venn, Director of Marketing for ...
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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Julie Chung at the Opening Ceremony of CAMFOOD 2015

Siem Reap October 6, 2015 Your Excellency Dr. Thong Khon, Your ExcellencyBun Tharith Excellencies, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. Good morning! This is an exciting day to be in Siem Reap. I am honored to be here today to celebrate the opening of CAMFOOD 2015. What better way to connect people than through food, flavors, ...
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Remarks by Colonel Craig Tippins at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency Counterproliferation Awareness Course Opening Ceremony

October 5, 2015 Good morning His Excellency Hor Seanglim and other distinguished representatives from Cambodia’s National Committee for Maritime Security and U.S. representatives. I am proud to be here representing the U.S. Embassy at the start of another event focusing on maritime security and our deepening cooperation with Cambodia and the National Committee for Maritime ...
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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Julie Chung at the Youth Fair 2015: Youth and Leadership

(As Prepared for Delivery) Koh Pich Hall, Phnom Penh September 26, 2015 Your Excellency Mr. Yuk Ngoy, Secretary of State of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, Distinguished ladies and gentlemen Good afternoon.  It is my great honor to be here with you today for this important event to launch Youth Fair 2015.  On ...
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Remarks by Ambassador-Designate William A. Heidt at the Swearing-in of the Ninth Cohort of Peace Corps Volunteers

(As Prepared for Delivery) U.S. Embassy, Phnom Penh September 25, 2015 Excellency IM Koch, Excellency Dr. Or Vandine, Mr. Mok Sarom, Peace Corps Volunteers and staff, distinguished guests and most importantly the Peace Corps trainees, welcome to the swearing-in ceremony for the 9th cohort of Peace Corps Volunteers in Cambodia. Thank you all for coming. ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’ Affaires Julie Chung at the Launch New Women’s Entrepreneurship Center

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

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

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

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

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

(As Prepared for Delivery) July 31, 2015 To His Excellency Mam Bunheng, Dr. Hok Kimcheng, and the other distinguished members of the Ministry of Health and the National Blood Transfusion Center who are present, good afternoon and thank you very much for inviting me to this ceremony.  I am delighted to be here today to ...
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Remarks by Colonel Tippins at the Cambodian Mine Action Center Dive Training Closing Ceremony and Humanitarian Mine Action Equipment Turnover Ceremony

(As Prepared for Delivery) July 24, 2015 His Excellency Heng Ratana, Director General of the Cambodian Mine Action Center; Mr. Allen Tan, Golden West Humanitarian Foundation representative, and other distinguished members of the Cambodian mine action community, good morning. I deeply value the opportunity to represent the U.S. partnership with Cambodia in the work of ...
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Remarks by Colonel Craig Tippins at the Gulf of Thailand Initiative Commanders Conference Opening Ceremony

Siem Reap July 14, 2015 To begin this morning, I would like to extend my respect and gratitude to His Excellency Admiral Tea Vinh and other distinguished representatives from Cambodia’s National Committee for Maritime Security.  I thank you all for generously agreeing to hold this event in your country.   Hosting this Commanders Conference in Siem ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Julie Chung at the Announcement of USAID Grant to Veterans International Cambodia (VIC)

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

As Prepared for Delivery Phnom Penh July 10, 2015 Excellency Khieu Kanharith, distinguished guests, ladies, and gentlemen. Good evening and thank you for your warm welcome. It is a genuine pleasure to join RMA Cambodia in the launch of the all-new 2015 Ford Mustang. For more than 50 years, the Mustang has been considered as ...
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Remarks by Ambassador William E. Todd at the Official Reception Celebrating the 239th Anniversary of U.S. Independence Day

As Prepared for Delivery U.S. Embassy, Phnom Penh July 4, 2015 Thank you, Jay. Please give another round of applause to Musician Third Class Holden Moyer and the Don Bosco Children’s Choir for their wonderful performances. Your Excellency Samdech Sar Kheng, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Interior; Your Royal Highnesses; Excellencies; Honored Guests; Ladies and ...
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Remarks by Economic Officer David Myers at the Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship 2015

As Prepared for Delivery Phnom Penh July 25, 2015 Thank you for inviting me here today. I am truly grateful to have an opportunity to celebrate the extraordinary efforts of an exceptional group of young people. With over 70 percent of the country under 35, Cambodia’s youth are a critically important component of society. It ...
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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Julie Chung on Long-term ERW Management in South East Asia Symposium – Lessons from Europe

As Prepared for Delivery Siem Reap June 1, 2015 Ambassador Toscano, His Excellency Prak Sokhon, His Excellency Heng Ratana, distinguished guests, ladies and gentleman. On behalf of the U.S. government, I am honored to be here today to welcome you to GICHD’s (Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining) first symposium on long-term ERW management in ...
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Remarks by Public Affairs Officer Jay Raman at the Major & Career Fair

As Prepared for Delivery Institute of Technology of Cambodia (ITC), Phnom Penh May 3, 2015 His Excellency Youk Ngoy, Secretary of State of the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sport. Sopha Ratana, President of the Fulbright and Undergraduate State Alumni Association of Cambodia, and other members of FUSAAC. Rectors and other representatives from public and ...
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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Julie Chung on World Intellectual Property Day

Phnom Penh April 27, 2015 Your Excellencies; honored guests; ladies and gentlemen, good afternoon. Thank you to MPAA and Westec for organizing today’s events. Westec, as you may know is a distributor to major Hollywood studios like Walt Disney and Warner Brothers, as well as Sahamongkol International of Thailand. It is a pleasure to be ...
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Remarks by Ambassador William E. Todd at the Opening Ceremony for the YSEALI Generation: EARTH Regional Exchange

As Prepared for Delivery Royal Angkor Hotel, Siem Reap April 22, 2015 His Excellency Dr. Im Koch, Secretary of State for the Ministry of Education, His Excellency Tin Ponlok, Secretary General for the National Council for Green Growth, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. Good morning, everyone.  It is my honor to be here with you ...
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Statement by Secretary Kerry on Khmer New Year

April 10, 2015 On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I want to extend my warmest wishes to the people of Cambodia for a safe and joyous Khmer New Year. The United States and Cambodia have a strong and lasting bond built on a foundation of trade, regional security, and people-to-people exchanges. The ...
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Remarks by Colonel Craig Tippins at the GPOI Peacekeeping Instructor Training Course Closing Ceremony

As Prepared for Delivery Kompung Speu April 10, 2015 Your Excellency General Sem Sovanny, distinguished guests, peacekeepers, ladies and gentlemen, good morning. On behalf of the Embassy of the United States of America, it is my honor to congratulate the students of the United Nations Peacekeeping Operations Instructor Course for completing this valuable training. I ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Julie Chung at the Cambodia Women’s Entrepreneurship Seminar

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

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

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

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

Rumcheck Commune School, Kampong Cham February 9, 2015 Your Excellencies, distinguished guests, Rumcheck School children and staff, and citizens of Kampong Cham, thank you for inviting me to today’s joyous ceremony.  I am grateful to be able to visit Kampong Cham and to meet the wonderful people who call this part of Cambodia home. Today ...
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From a Swift Boat to a Sustainable Mekong

This commentary by Secretary of State John Kerry originally appeared on the online version of Foreign Policy magazine on February 2. There are no republication restrictions. by John Kerry More than four decades ago, as a young lieutenant in the “brown-water Navy,” my crew and I journeyed down the Mekong River on an American gunboat. ...
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Remark Assistant Secretary of State For the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel R. Russel on the U.S.-Asia Rebalance and Priorities

As Prepared for Delivery Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace, Phnom Penh January 27, 2015 Good morning! Thank you Your Royal Highness Prince Norodom Sirivudh, CICP Chairman, for the kind introduction. Please accept my best wishes for a happy New Year. It is wonderful to be back in Phnom Penh and with the Cambodian Institute ...
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Welcome Remarks by Charge d’Affaires Julie Chung at Domino’s Pizza Press Conference

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