Washington Watching Cambodian Gov’t Closely: Ambassador

William Heidt, the US ambassador, told VOA Khmer that he hoped Cambodia would move towards a more “open” political system in the coming year.

Washington, D.C. – The United States’ ambassador to Cambodia has said Washington is keeping a close eye on the Cambodian government and monitoring its commitment to reverse the deteriorating rights situation in the country.

William Heidt, the US ambassador, told VOA Khmer that he hoped Cambodia would move towards a more “open” political system in the coming year.

“I think for the United States and for many other countries, we will be watching how these processes play out to see steps the government would take in the next period of time to return Cambodia that relatively open political systems just had a year ago,” he said. “So we’ll be watching.”

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