August 7, 2022

U.S. Pledges to Further Strengthen Ties with Cambodia

The United States will continue to strengthen good relations with Cambodia on the basis of existing cooperation, such as trade and development assistance.

The remarks were stated by visiting U.S. Secretary of State H.E. Antony J. Blinken at a press conference at Raffle Hotel Le Royal in Phnom Penh this afternoon.

H.E. Antony J. Blinken said that during his meetings with Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia and Deputy Prime Minister H.E Prak Sokhonn, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, they discussed ways to promote the bilateral partnership and cooperation between the two countries.

The U.S. will continue to have a positive relationship with Cambodia based on existing cooperation such as export markets and development assistance, he said.

“The United States has looked forward to deepening our partnership with Cambodia in these fronts and many more,” he said.

In addition, H.E. Antony J. Blinken praised Cambodia for its efforts as the Chair of ASEAN in finding solution to the problem in Myanmar.

U.S. secretary of state attended the 55th ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting and Related Meetings hosted by Cambodia this week.

During his stay in Phnom Penh, Secretary Blinken announced a new US$25 million project to promote food security and economic growth in Cambodia’s agriculture sector.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press