Cambodia’s Newly Appointed Minister of Commerce and U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia on Week-long, Joint Trade Mission to Los Angeles, Seattle and Washington D.C.

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Cambodia's Minister of Commerce, Sun Chanthol, and U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia on trade mission from June 16th to June 20th. Meetings in Los Angeles, Seattle and Washington D.C.

As a government official, as a Minister, I work to improve the standard of living for my shareholders that I see every day on the street: men, women, children. Cambodians are now my shareholders. I work for them.

The trip to the United States, where Chanthol Sun grew up, studied and worked prior to serving in a range of key political appointments in his home country, includes visits to Microsoft and Coca Cola as well as other meetings with U.S. trade representatives, congressmen and civil society representatives in Washington, D.C.

Chanthol Sun represents a new generation of politicians in Cambodia: Having attended both Wharton and Harvard, he has 16 years of private sector experience with General Electric (GE) in key management positions in the U.S, Europe and Asia.

Minister Sun is a modern, reform-oriented politician who has initiated radical changes formerly unheard of in Cambodia. He has developed a large following from students and young professionals in the country, who are placing high hopes on him and his fellow reformists to further improve trade, investment and the overall economy.

Chanthol Sun is in the United States to discuss the Asean Economic Community (AEC) 2015, Asean itself, Southeast Asia’s emerging role in the global economy and the reform policies launched in the Kingdom since the 2013 elections.

Within only 6 months, he has overhauled the company registration, the export registration and the recruitment processes within the ministry and in its sub-divisions, and has launched a transparency initiative for the Ministry of Commerce. He has also launched reforms of all other administrative processes within the ministry.

An eloquent speaker and fluent in English and French, Chanthol Sun brings a fresh voice to understanding a country that has only two decades ago experienced a traumatic genocide and a 20-year civil war. Today, the country offers some of the most liberal and pro-business policies in the whole Asean region and has become a magnet for tourists and investors alike.

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Nicolas Trinquier
Brains Communication

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