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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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