Ambassador to the US Ek Sereywath, along with ambassadors representing 41
countries from around the world, toured the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
and Museum in California last week as part of
an outreach program to learn more about the US.
"The Reagan Library tour was one of the stops in California for the
ambassadors stationed at embassies in Washington, DC, who wanted to learn more
about American life by traveling outside the nation's capital on educational
and cultural tours" Ek Sereywath said in the interview with VOA Khmer.
"The trips are organized to provide concrete examples of flourishing
businesses and technology."
"I'm very excited to see the Buddha statue made of silver and wood that
[former] ing Norodom Sihanouk gave to president Reagan," Ek Sereywath
From June 23 to June 28, the ambassadors, who toured UCLA
also traveled to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the California Institute of
Technology, Silicon Valley and the Golden Gate
National Park in San
Francisco, among many other stops in California,
nicknamed the Golden
Ek Sereywath also met with George Shultz, who served as the 60th US secretary of
state, under Reagan, and San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom. Shultz will travel
next month to visit the temples of Angkor Wat, and Newsom will spend an
upcoming honeymoon visiting the temples.