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The Embassy of Cambodia in Berlin


Address: Benjamin-Vogelsdorf Strasse 2, 13187 Berlin, Germany

Tel.: +49 30 48 63 79 01

Fax: +49 30 48 63 79 01

E-mail: rec-berlin@t-online.de


The Ambassador

H.E. Thyra Chheang

H.E. Thyra Chheang, born on 23rd March 1974 in Kratié, Cambodia, has distinguished himself through a remarkable career in diplomacy and law, culminating in his current role as the Ambassador of Cambodia to Germany, Poland, Czechia, Croatia, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Ukraine, with residence in Berlin since 2023. He holds an Associate Degree in Administrative and Judicial studies from the Administrative and Judicial School in Phnom Penh (1991-1993), a Bachelor of Laws from the Faculty of Law and Economic Sciences in Phnom Penh (1993-1998), and a Master of Laws in Public Administration from the University of Law and Economics in Phnom Penh (2009-2011). His academic credentials are further enhanced by diplomas in French language studies, including the Diplôme d’études de la langue française and Diplôme Approfondi de la langue française – DELF/DALF from the Institute of Foreign Languages in Phnom Penh (1996-1999).

Ambassador Chheang is proficient in French and English, reflecting his extensive engagement with international affairs and diplomacy. His career began in 1998 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Cambodia (MFA-CI), where he was initially a desk officer in charge of French affairs within the Europe Department. His adept skills and dedication led him to become Chief of the Bureau in the Europe Department by 2000. His diplomatic journey continued in Paris, where he served as 2nd Secretary (2001-2004) and later 1st Secretary (2004-2007) at the Royal Embassy of Cambodia.

Between 2007 and 2012, Ambassador Chheang was an assistant to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. He further contributed to Cambodian diplomacy as Deputy Director of the Department of Francophonie (2012), Consul General in Hong Kong (2012-2014), and Deputy Director of the Department of International Cooperation (2014-2016). Before his current position, he was the Deputy Chief of Mission at the Royal Embassy of Cambodia in Paris (2016-2019) and the Deputy Director General of the General Department of Europe, America, Africa, and the Middle East (2019-2023).

Ambassador Chheang has been recognized throughout his career for his contributions to the Kingdom of Cambodia, receiving prestigious decorations such as the Knight Grand Officer of the Royal Order (2012) and the Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Order (2014). Married and a father of two, he represents Cambodia with distinction, promoting the interests and values of his country on the international stage.

Married, two children.



The Federal Republic of Germany established official relations with Cambodia’s Supreme National Council (SNC) in 1992. Relations are friendly and Germany actively supports Cambodia in its development and democratization process. The cornerstone of bilateral relations is the extensive development cooperation between the two countries.

In addition, Germany has for many years been funding a mine clearance programme and has helped with conservation efforts at the Angkor Wat temple complex. Bilateral development cooperation focuses on rural development and health care. There are also projects addressing the cross-cutting issues of good governance, human rights and promoting democracy.