The United States on Friday named Patrick Murphy as its incoming ambassador to Cambodia, replacing current Ambassador Willam Heidt whose term will soon expire.
A White House statement said that President Donald Trump’s administration appointed Mr Murphy.
Mr Murphy is currently deputy assistant secretary for Southeast Asia with the US State Department.
He has been with the Foreign Service for more than 25 years and served in numerous senior positions in Southeast Asia.
When contacted yesterday, the US embassy in Phnom Penh said it could not yet comment about the appointment. Mr Heidt was appointed the ambassador in August 2015 by the US Senate and was sworn in on September 14, 2015.
Ket Sophann, the newly-appointed spokesman for the Foreign Affairs Ministry, could not be reached for comment yesterday.