Chum Sounry will return home shortly after completing his term as Cambodia’s envoy to the United States. The Diplomat’s Luke Hunt asked the outgoing envoy 10 questions regarding his time in Washington, D.C. and the outlook for its relations with Phnom Penh.
As Cambodia’s ambassador to the United States since 2018, what have been the most difficult and most rewarding aspects of your job?
The key priority during my tenure is to contribute to deepening closer friendship and broadening productive cooperation between Cambodia and the United States on the basis of mutual respect and shared interests. Mekong and ASEAN platforms have also been my focus.