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2009 Programs and Events

Cambodian Students Gather at American Corners to Watch President’s Speech

November 14, 2009: Phnom Penh, Kampong Cham and Battambong
Student watching Obama on a television

Students in Kampong Cham gathered at the Embassy’s three American Corners to watch the President’s speech on U.S./Asia policy in Tokyo, Japan.

On Saturday morning Cambodian students in Phnom Penh, Kampong Cham and Battambong gathered at the Embassy’s three American Corners to watch the President’s speech on U.S./Asia policy in Tokyo, Japan.  The speech was an important step in our country’s relationship with Asia and for most of the students it was the first time they had the opportunity to watch the President live.  Several students in Kampong Cham expressed their appreciation for U.S. support of human rights in the region while others noted that the President’s remarks made them aware of the strong economic ties that exist between the S.E. Asia and the U.S.  In addition to organizing the venue to view the speech the Embassy’s Public Affairs Office also sent key quotes to its network of contacts via text message in order to ensure the widest possible distribution of the President’s message.