Ambassador to Cambodia

  • Media release

Today I announce the appointment of Mr Justin Whyatt as Australia’s Ambassador to Cambodia.

Cambodia is an important regional partner to Australia and a valued member of ASEAN. This year marks the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between our two nations.

Our relationship is built upon strong people-to-people links, education and cooperation on strategically important issues including transnational crime and COVID-19 recovery.

Mr Whyatt is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and was most recently Assistant Secretary, Indo-Pacific Strategy and Regional Maritime Branch.

He has previously served overseas in Washington and Phnom Penh.

I thank outgoing Ambassador Pablo Kang for his contributions to advancing Australia’s interests in Cambodia since 2019.

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