May I share with all Compatriots that I met this afternoon (October 22) at the Capitol Hill, with Congressman Michael Guest (Republican, 3rd District-Mississippi), Member of House’s Foreign Affairs Committee.
I briefed the Congressman on Cambodia’s development, especially the economic growth as well as the development in the Cambodia-US cooperation, stressing on the remarkable increase in the bilateral trade exchanges and the interests shown by the US companies to further enhance their businesses in Cambodia.
I also touched on the good bilateral cooperation on military and security, POW/MIA, landmine and UXO clearance, people-to-people exchanges, tourism, . . . I assured him of the Cambodian government’s sincere wishes to further promote the cooperation in all fields with US and asked for his support in this purpose.
Congressman Michael Guest showed his impression with our economic growth and the cooperation development between both countries, particularly the increased volume of trade exchanges. He affirmed clearly his stance to support the strengthening of cooperation. He also mentioned his intention to establish the agricultural cooperation between his home State Mississippi and Cambodia.
During the meeting, he showed his friendship and sympathy and I had the impression that this meeting could be considered one among the good meetings I have had with US Congressman.
With my best regards,
On October 15, 2019 at the Embassy, His Excellency Chum Sounry, Ambassador of Cambodia to the United States, and Embassy’s staff paid tribute to His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah Norodom Sihanouk “Preah Borom Ratanak Kaudh”, the Late King-Father of Cambodia, on the occasion of the 7th anniversary of His demise.
On October 10, 2019 at the Embassy, His Excellency Chum Sounry, Ambassador of Cambodia to the United States, had a meeting with Ms. Melisa Esposti, Director of Government and NGO Relations, Project C.U.R.E, which is an organization based in Denver, Colorado, United States, that collects and delivers donated medical supplies and equipment to the developing countries, among them Cambodia.
Ms. Melisa told the Ambassador that Project C.U.R.E has provided 13 containers of medical supplies and equipment to Cambodia valued at around USD 5million. The organization is now in the process of delivering one more container.
The discussion focused on the cooperation between the Embassy and Project C.U.R.E.