U.S. Ambassador William Heidt Presents Credentials

Released on December 2, 2015

Ambassador William Heidt presented his credentials as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Kingdom of Cambodia to Samdech Vibol Sena Pheakdey Say Chhum, Acting Head of State and President of Cambodian Senate, on Wednesday morning, December 2, 2015, during a ceremony at the Senate in Phnom Penh. Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister H.E. Hor Namhong was also present at the credentials ceremony.

In his remarks, Ambassador Heidt told Samdech Vibol Say Chhum that during his term as Ambassador he hopes to deepen and strengthen U.S.-Cambodian relations. “Since we arrived in September, we have been very impressed by the progress Cambodia has made over the last 15 years,” Ambassador Heidt said. “I look forward to working with the Government, the private sector, civil society, and ordinary Cambodians to build a stronger relationship between the United States and Cambodia.”

Ambassador Heidt was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on August 5, 2015, and sworn in on September 14, 2015.

Ambassador Heidt’s full biography can be accessed at: English, Khmer

Prior to his arrival in Cambodia, Ambassador Heidt and his wife filmed an introductory video for the Cambodian people, which can be watched here: