A U.S. Senator's staff visits Cambodia for 3 days to observe the latest developments in this country. He told VOA on account of remaining anonymous that the goal of his visit is to monitor situations including democracy, human rights, corruption, economic, terrorist, the U.S. aid, and political situations.
Senate's commission on foreign affairs staff, headed by senator John Biden from the democratic party met many government and NGOs officials.
U.S. Embassy's spokesman John Daigle said that he knew of this visit and that it is a normal visit and not politically inclined. But this visit coincides with the Cambodian government's campaign on arresting border activists.
Senator Biden was reportedly saying that he would like to know about the situation in Cambodia. His staff said he will report on the situation in Cambodia to the senate commission upon his return. He leaves Phnom Penh Thursday.
Government spokesman Khieu Kanharidh cannot be reached for comment.