In an interview with VOA Khmer, Scot Marciel said “regular conversations”
will help reduce regional tensions over the sea.
A senior US diplomat says the US will continue to have discussions with claimants in the South China Sea dispute.
A senior US diplomat says the country is looking to strengthen ties with Cambodia, now that the opposition has ended a boycott of the National Assembly.
The US has made a recent diplomatic push in Asia, where China’s influence continues to grow.
Neither Mu Sochua nor Yim Sovann won enough votes to be on the eighth or tenth committees, following a secret ballot measure.
In all, 122 Assembly members voted in the session, the first vote for the new legislature, which has been without the opposition since July 2013 elections.
Cambodia National Rescue Party boycotted parliament for months following the July 2013 general election.
Around 80 citizen journalists from around Cambodia held a meeting in Phnom Penh Wednesday, in a first-ever networking event for a new kind of reporter in the country.
Prime Minister Hun Sen has ruled Cambodia in some capacity for 30 years.
Opposition leader Sam Rainsy told supporters Friday that the goal of his party remains the same: to change the current regime.
Election watchdogs and small parties without seats in government are worried about a new formula for choosing the National Election Committee.