May I share with all Compatriots that I met on the afternoon of January 21 with Ms Megan Reiss, National Security Policy Advisor of Senator Mitt Romney, Republican of Utah, Chairman of Subcommittee on East Asia, South Asia, Central Asia and Counterterrorism, Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Senate.
I briefed her on the development in the Cambodia-US relations, stressing on the recent exchange of letters between President Donald Trump and STPM Hun Sen, in which both Leaders shared the common views to see better bilateral relations as well as the acceptance by Samdech Techo Prime Minister of President Trump’s invitation to attend the US-ASEAN Special Summit scheduled for March 14 in Las Vegas.
Ms Megan Reiss welcomed the information about the upcoming US-ASEAN Special Summit in Las Vegas.
I also informed her about the rising bilateral trade volume, the increasing interest of the US businessmen in exploring investment opportunities as well as the remarkable presence of the well-known US companies in Cambodia.
While discussing about GSP, I highlighted the information received from the US business community that they do not support the removal of US GSP. She showed her understanding with my underlining that the eventual removal of GSP will affect not only the Cambodian interest, but also the US business community, particularly the US’s influence as the second biggest market for Cambodian exports of garment, footwear and travel goods.
She showed her comprehension with my clarification about democracy and human rights in Cambodia.
- It was a very good meeting. She showed her understanding, even her agreement to some arguments.
With my best regards,