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Obama visit on track

Posted Date: Monday, 28-May-2012

Another senior United States official has said that President Barack Obama will visit Cambodia in November for the East Asia Summit and the US-ASEAN summit.

Sean McIntosh, spokesman for the US Embassy in Phnom Penh, told the Post yesterday that US Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell “communicated his expectations that President Obama would be here in November” during a closed-door meeting with Foreign Minister Hor Namhong on Friday.

However, the embassy has not yet received official word from the White House, McIntosh added.

David Carden, US ambassador to ASEAN, made a similar announcement about Obama’s impending visit in October.

In addition to the regional summits, foreign affairs spokesman Koy Kuong said yesterday that Obama’s visit would also focus on “strengthening cooperation between the US and Cambodia”.

McIntosh, along with Koy Kuong, also confirmed yesterday that Hor Namhong would visit Washington on June 12 at the invitation of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Sourced: Phnom Penh Post

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