Michael Lambert, Director of Banknotes at the Board of Governors of the U.S. Federal Reserve System, will visit Cambodia May 9-10 to raise awareness about educational resources available in English and Khmer for users of U.S. dollars. Mr. Lambert will provide a briefing to the Cambodian media on Tuesday, May 10, at 9:00 am, at the U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh.
There is currently $1.4 trillion worth of U.S. currency in circulation, and the Federal Reserve Board estimates that between one-half and two-thirds of the value of all U.S. currency circulates outside of the United States. In order to ensure that consumers and businesses around the world are aware of how to authenticate genuine U.S. dollars and report suspect counterfeits, the Federal Reserve Board’s U.S. Currency Education Program conducts international outreach. For more information on the U.S. Currency Education Program please visithttps://uscurrency.gov/.
Members of the media who wish to attend this briefing are required to register with the U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section via telephone at 023-728-258 or by e-mail at Chreav@state.gov no later than Monday, May 9, at 10:00 am.