FAQ

1Seattle-Sihanoukville Sister City
Our goal is to address the issues and highlight opportunities that effect the local and international communities. We continue to support projects in culture, education, health, and trade.

We team up with local organizations that encourage, explore, and grow social, educational, and artistic programs to better the lives of those here in Seattle and Sihanoukville.
2Sister Cities
In 1956 President Dwight Eisenhower created the people-to-people exchange program between Americans and citizens of other countries. President Eisenhower's intention was to involve people and organized groups at all levels of society in personal citizen diplomacy with the hope that people-to-people relationships, fostered through sister city affiliations, would lessen the chance of future world conflicts. Seattle is proud to have been one of the innovators in promoting and developing sister city relationships.

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3Seattle
Seattle, Washington is the largest city in the Northwestern United States. The Seattle metropolitan area of about 3.7 million people is the 15th largest metropolitan area in the US.

Massive numbers of Southeast Asian refugees with few resources or skills migrated during the same time frame due to wars in southeast Asia, particularly the Vietnam War.

1.6% of the total U.S.' 277,000 Cambodians reside in the Pacific Northwest.

4Sihanoukville, KH
Sihanoukville (locally known as Kompong Som) is a seaport city situated in southwest Cambodia. Its international port, distribution services, and status as one of the country’s most economically dynamic region has enhanced the city’s potential to be an ideal hub for trade and tourism in Southeast Asia.

Pristine waters, relaxed sandy beaches, combined with a tropical climate make Sihanoukville a haven for local and international tourist alike. In 2011, the city was accepted into the Club of the Most Beautiful Bays in the World.

Not surprisingly, the country’s Ministry of Tourism have begun aggressively revitalizing tourism initiatives as international developers expand resort complexes along the coastline and nearby islands.
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