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U.S. President To Visit Cambodia for Four Main Purposes

Posted Date: Saturday, 26-May-2012

Visiting U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and Pacific Affairs, H.E. Kurt Campbell this morning confirmed the visit of U.S. President H.E. Barack Hussein Obama to Cambodia in November during a meeting with Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister H.E. Hor Namhong.

H.E. Kurt Campbell said H.E. Obama’s upcoming visit is to strengthen the ties of friendship and cooperation with Cambodia, to attend the East Asia Summit and ASEAN-U.S. Summit, and to hold bilateral talks with other leaders, H.E. Koy Kuong, Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation told reporters.

The U.S. Secretary of State H.E. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s trip in July is to participate in the East Asia Summit (EAS) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting and the U.S.-Lower Mekong Ministerial Meeting, H.E. Kurt Campbell informed H.E. Hor Namhong.

For his part, the Cambodian deputy prime minister thanked his U.S. counterpart for her invitation to visit Washington next month and the U.S. side for having agreed to conduct a water use survey in the Lower Mekong to prevent disasters for the Lower Mekong countries, the spokesperson said.

H.E. Hor Namhong and H.E. Kurt Campbell also exchanged views on the democratization development in Myanmar and the South China Sea issue, etc.

Sourced: AKP

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