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Clinton gives nod to Twining

Clinton gives nod to Twining

President Bill Clinton nominated Charles H. Twining as the

Ambassador of the United States of America to the Kingdom of Cambodia with the

rank of Minister Counselor on Mar 3, said the White House press secretary

statement released Mar 4.

The President said in the statement "Charles

Twining is a talented professional who has focused a good part of his career on

efforts in Cambodia."

"I am confident that he will represent our

interest well in that country," Clinton added.

The statement said Twining

served at the US State Department as the Office Director for Vietnam, Laos and

Cambodia.

His diplomatic career includes services in Thailand, Vietnam,

Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire and Madagascar.

Diplomatic

ties between the two countries were frozen from 1975-91.

The US

established its diplomatic mission with Charles Twining as special envoy to

Cambodia's Supreme National Council.

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