U.S. Nominates New Ambassador to Cambodia

President of the United States of America H.E. Donald J. Trump announced yesterday his intent to nominate H.E. Patrick Murphy of Vermont to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Kingdom of Cambodia.

According to a statement shared by the White House on Aug. 10, H.E. Murphy, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor, is currently Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs at the Department of State.

H.E. Murphy has served over twenty-five years in the Senior Foreign Service in numerous senior positions, including as Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs from 2016 to 2018, Deputy Chief of Mission and Charge d'affaires in Bangkok, Thailand from 2013 to 2016, Acting Special Representative and Policy Coordinator for Burma from 2012 to 2013, and Deputy Chief of Mission at the United States Embassy in Maseru, Lesotho from 2006 to 2008.

H.E. Murphy earned a B.A. from the University of Vermont, an M.A. from Johns Hopkins University, and an M.S. from the National War College. He studied at l'Institut Europeen des Hautes A�tudes Internationales in Nice, France. He is the recipient of twelve notable awards from the Department of State, including the Expeditionary Service Award. He received a Superior Civilian Service Award from the Department of the Army for his leadership role in northern Iraq. He speaks French, Burmese, Cantonese, and Spanish.

There is no any detail about when H.E. Murphy will arrive in Cambodia, while the current U.S Ambassador H.E. William A. Heidt is still in office.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press