Obama’s chief trade advisor to visit Cambodia, meet ASEAN ministers

The United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk, President Obama’s Chief Trade Advisor, will be visiting Cambodia’s Siem Reap province on Aug. 30-31 to participate in the 44th ASEAN Economic Ministers’ meetings and the ASEAN-U.S. Business Summit, according to a press release from the U.S. Embassy in Cambodia on Monday. “The ten ASEAN countries are key economic and strategic partners for the United States, and Ambassador Kirk’s visit to Cambodia will demonstrate the United States’ support for ASEAN integration and desire to deepen economic engagement with the region, as well as highlight broader U.S. goals for economic relations in the Asia-Pacific,” said the press release.