MONRING NEWS BRIEF [November 16, 2021]

MONRING NEWS BRIEF [November 16, 2021]

MONRING NEWS BRIEF [November 16, 2021] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. The EU FMs agreed to impose new sanctions against Belarus over the migration crisis at borders, targeting those who were involved in exploiting the vulnerable migrants. Source: China.org.cn
  2. The U.S. and China will hold a bilateral meeting to discuss their partnership in-depth and address concerns on strategic issues that could yield mutual beneficial outcomes. Source: People’s Daily
  3. The U.S. Dept. of Justice placed charges on Ukraine and Russia nationals over the ransomware attacks against several American companies and the attack on the fuel pipeline. Source: France24
WORLD
  1. Russian President had a phone call with his French counterpart to discuss the migrant crisis on the borders between Belarus and the EU and the situation in east Ukraine. Source: China.org.cn
  2. U.S. Senate leader said he will add legislation to boost US competitiveness with China to a massive defense policy bill, amid the supply chain crisis. Source: TRT World
  3. The EU announced that it has adopted four decisions certifying that COVID-19 vaccine certificates issued by Georgia, Moldova, New Zealand and Serbia will be accepted.. Source: Bernama
REGIONS
  1. The Vice-Foreign Ministers of the U.S., South Korea, and Japan will meet in Washington to discuss ways to declare a formal end to the Korean War and a number of other issues. Source: KBS World
  2. The Malaysian government planned to launch MSC Malaysia 20 in a bid to accelerate digital economy growth in the country, in line with the 12th Malaysia Plan. Source: New Straits Times
  3. Hong Kong’s advisers claimed that China’s Sinovac vaccine has good safety for young children of different ethnicities who are as young as three years old. Source: The Straits Times
CAMBODIA
  1. Cambodia Premier convened talks with his Chinese counterpart to discuss bilateral trade, agricultural, and economic cooperation, as well as people-to-people connectivity. Source: Khmer Times
  2. Cambodia will host the Asia-Europe Cultural Festival next week, aiming at enhancing and deepening the cultural relations between the two continents. Source: AKP
  3. Cambodia received another 324,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine through COVAX Facility as more COVID-19 vaccines are slated to arrive next year via this initiative. Source: The Phnom Penh Post