Ambassador Chum Sounry had a meeting with U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia Patrick Murphy at the Department of State on July 28, 2021.
During the meeting, the Envoys of the two countries had an exchange of views and discussion on the bilateral cooperation in different fields.
Ambassador Chum Sounry Discusses with U.S. Congresswoman Carol Miller about Bilateral Trade Promotion
Ambassador Sounry met with US Congresswoman Carol Miller (R., West Virginia), Member of the House’s Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee, at the Capitol Hill on July 27, 2021.
The exchange of views and discussion focused mainly on the promotion of Cambodia-US bilateral trade relations and the renewal of US GSP.
Ambassador Chum Sounry attended Buddhist ceremonies at two Buddhist temples in Virginia on July 25, 2021
Ambassador Chum Sounry and the Embassy staff have attended on July 25, 2021 the following Buddhist ceremonies:
1. The Vassa and Fundraising Ceremony at Ratanarainsi Buddhist Temple (វត្តរតនរង្សី) located in Nokesville, Virginia.
2. The Vassa Ceremony & Bonn Phka Prak Sammaki at Watt Buddhaeya Monkol (វត្តពុទ្ធជ័យមង្គល) in Woodbridge, Virginia.
The monks and pagoda committees of both pagodas have extended a warm welcome to and sympathy with our presence.
Following are the main activities of Ambassador Chum Sounry during his working visit to Minnesota on July 10-11, 2021:
1. The Ambassador paid tribute to the monks in Watt Munisotaram (the biggest Cambodian pagoda in US) in Farmington city.
2. He also paid tribute to the monks in Watt Thorma Visoth Thikaram in Rochester city, where he received a warm welcome from the monks and Cambodian community who invited to have lunch there, followed by the Khmer traditional daces performance.
3. He introduced the Cambodian cooking books “the taste of Angkor” to the owners of two Cambodian restaurants with the encouragement to look at possibility to include Cambodian foods in the restaurants’ menus. One owner underlined his plan to serve more Cambodian foods as well as his arrangement to have four Cambodian cooks who are now awaiting for US visas from the US Embassy In Phnom Penh. He expressed his pleasure with the book that he thought will be helpful to realize his plan.
4. Ambassador Sounry attended a gathering followed by dinner with around 30 Cambodian Americans held in a Cambodian restaurant.
5. He had breakfast meeting with two Cambodian American businessmen ( one is a successful businessman) who are interested in doing business in Cambodia. The discussion focused on business opportunities in our country and the possibility for the establishment of any Cambodian American business organization to promote business in Cambodia.
6. Ambassador Sounry visited two Cambodian grocery stores (one is a very big store with several branches and wholesale) and discussed with the owners about the possibility to include Cambodian products in their business, including rice and agricultural products.