Phnom Penh, 1 June: U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman has held talks with Prime Minister Hun Sen, shortly after touching down in Cambodia for a one-day visit as part of a broader diplomatic tour of key ASEAN states. She was greeted at Phnom Penh International Airport this morning by U.S Ambassador W. Patrick Murphy.
She met with Prime Minister Hun Sen and his cabinet at the Peace Parliament to discuss key bilateral issues.
Sherman arrived in Phnom Penh from Jakarta this morning and will fly onto Bangkok before returning to Washington. She is the most senior U.S. official to visit Cambodia in almost a decade and is the first member of the Biden Administration to visit Southeast Asia. Washington is looking to increase its influence in the region amidst its diplomatic tussle with Beijing.