Thursday, May 24, 2012
Hillary, Obama Looking forward to Visiting Cambodia
CRIENGLISH.COM, Web Editor: Zhang, May 24, 2012
The U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama are looking forward to visiting Cambodia this year in order to attend ASEAN meetings, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and Pacific Affairs Kurt Campbell said Thursday.
His remarks were made during a meeting with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen at the Peace Palace, Eang Sophallet, spokesman for Hun Sen, told reporters after the meeting.
Kurt said Hillary will attend the ASEAN Regional Forum in July and Obama will join the East Asia Summit in November.
During the meeting, Kurt also promised the United States will try to encourage more U.S. investors to Cambodia and to the whole ASEAN region to cement ties between the United States and the ASEAN.
Hun Sen said that the upcoming visits of Hillary and Obama will bring closer ties between Cambodia and the United States and their visits will help build more confidence among U.S. investors in Cambodia's political and economic situation.
The United States is the fifth largest investor in Cambodia. According to the figures of the Council for the Development of Cambodia, from 1994 to 2011, the country has received a promised investment of 1.3 billion U.S. dollars from the United States.