“Reinstating the political opposition, releasing Kem Sokha, and allowing civil society and media to resume their constitutionally protected activities…could lead to a lifting of these travel restrictions and increase the potential for Cambodia’s 2018 electoral process to regain legitimacy.”
State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert, according to Radio Free Asia
“[The visa ban] affects our feelings, and the U.S. [government] should reconsider this issue, because Cambodia is a tiny country that doesn’t possess even tiny missiles, let alone nuclear weapons…Therefore, we request this superpower country to kindly permit tiny Cambodia to live in peace.”
Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) spokesperson Sok Ey San, according to Radio Free Asia
“If Cambodian people cannot go to US, it is ok, it is not a problem. If we can not join any meetings in the US, there are many other meetings outside the US that we can join.”
Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) spokesperson Sok Ey San, according to Agence France-Presse.