Phnom Penh (FN), Sept. 23 – Government spokesperson Phay Siphan, on Monday, wrote on Facebook to welcome the arrival of the new US Ambassador to Cambodia Patrick Murphy.

"Cambodia welcomes the arrival of Ambassador Patrick Murphy, a representative of the America to Cambodia,” Siphan wrote on Facebook.

“The presence [of the ambassador] presents the cooperation of Cambodia-US based on the principle of mutual respect and common sovereignty."

He added that the Royal Government firmly commits to maintain good relation between Cambodia-US. The two countries' historic friendship and cooperation remain active in the areas of demining, education, agriculture, cultural heritage, and counter terrorism.

"The fruitful mission of the new ambassador is a great desire of the Cambodian people and the government," he said.