Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Exiting US envoy, PM talk maps

Exiting US envoy, PM talk maps

Exiting US envoy, PM talk maps

US Ambassador William Todd and Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday sat down for a farewell meeting, as the outgoing diplomat prepares to hand his post over to a successor.

According to Eang Sophalleth, a personal spokesman for the prime minister, Hun Sen asked Todd about the status of a request he recently made for maps of the Cambodia-Vietnam border – a contentious issue of late – that are currently held by the US.

Todd promised to speed the request along upon returning to the States.

“His Excellency William informed the premier that the request for the map held by the US had already reached Washington, and he will urge that the map be sent to Cambodia,” Sophalleth told reporters after the meeting.

Todd’s views on human rights and the rule of law, often expressed in his weekly column, have at times drawn fire from the government.

In May, Foreign Minister Hor Namhong dubbed the envoy’s criticism of the controversial NGO law “extremely insolent”.

An embassy spokesman yesterday confirmed that the farewell meeting took place, but declined to offer further details on what was discussed.

MOST VIEWED

  • Kingdom’s domestic milk still cannot compete with imports

    Price competition and a lack of confidence by consumers are the main reasons the dairy market cannot compete with imports, said domestic milk producers. The large displays of imported fresh milk at the Kingdom’s supermarkets present a cumbersome obstacle for local producers, they said.

  • ‘Pesticide-laden cucumbers’ kill two, poison 150 in Banteay Meanchey

    At least two youths have died and 243 others are being treated for vomiting, diarrhoea, breathing difficulties, dizziness and muscle weakness after they ate cucumbers suspected to consist of pesticides. The incident happened on Saturday, said Banteay Meanchey provincial police chief Ath Khem. He told The

  • Three dead, 13 injured in collapse at Siem Reap pagoda

    At least three people were killed and more than 10 others injured on Monday after a dining hall under construction collapsed at Prasat Kokchak pagoda in Kokchak commune, Siem Reap province. Provincial police chief Tith Narong said Military Police, soldiers and local volunteers had successfully recovered 16

  • Forest Harmony’s $18M luxury villas break ground in Kampot

    Local and French joint-venture Forest Harmony has broken ground on its $18 million “second-home” Luxury Holiday Villas project in Kampot province. Century 21 Mekong CEO and local shareholder of the project Chrek Soknim told The Post that the project will comprise 90 villa units covering 18ha on a 97

  • China Unicom enters Cambodia

    China Unicom, the country’s largest telecoms operator, has expanded into Cambodia to build optical telecommunication pathways in the Kingdom as part of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The Hong Kong-listed company officially opened its China Unicom (Cambodia) subsidiary on Monday to become the

  • PP-SHV Expressway on track for completion in early 2023

    The construction of the $1.9 billion Phnom Penh-Sihanoukville Expressway, which broke ground at the end of March, is on track to be completed by early 2023, Ministry of Public Works and Transport spokesman Vasim Sorya said on Monday. The 190km high-speed highway linking the capital to the