MONRING NEWS BRIEF [September 21, 2021]

MONRING NEWS BRIEF [September 21, 2021]

MONRING NEWS BRIEF [September 21, 2021] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. Biden will hold a phone call with Macron as the effort to reduce the fueled tension over the controversial trilateral defense alliance on nuclear-submarine with the UK and Australia. Source: China.org.cn
  2. French Foreign Minister planned to discuss the Iranian nuclear deal and the issues in Ukraine and Afghanistan with Russia’s top diplomat during the UN General Assembly. Source: TASS
  3. The EU Chief said it was an unacceptable treatment for France when the U.S., Britain and Australia signed their trilateral defense pact and left the supply contract with France. Source: CGTN
WORLD
  1. Boris Johnson will meet with Biden at the White House to discuss restarting the stalled negotiations and discuss the FTA agreement in the post-Brexit. Source: The National
  2. The UK Defense Secretary called for an urgent investigation of data breach which involved the information of Afghan interpreters who had previously worked for British forces. Source: Politico
  3. Lebanon’s new government won the vote of confidence after proposing a reform policy program that seeks to provide a remedy to sustain the devastating economic crisis. Source: France24
REGIONS
  1. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison departed for Washington to meet with leaders of the Quad grouping amid criticism over his abandonment of submarine deal with France. Source: Reuters
  2. Malaysia released a statement and welcomed China’s interests to join the CPTPP pact, adding that the negotiations will take place in 2022 at the earliest. Source: SCMP
  3. Vietnam authorised a purchase of 10 million doses of Cuban-made COVID-19 vaccines called Abdala after the official visit of its President to Cuba. Source: CNA
CAMBODIA
  1. The Cambodia-Korea Free Trade Agreement is slated to be signed in October, expecting to provide more than 10,000 Cambodian goods duty-free access to ROK. Source: The Phnom Penh Post
  2. Cambodia’s Draft Law on Investment, which aims to attract and promote quality, effective, efficient investment within the Kingdom, reached the Senate approval. Source: Khmer Times
  3. The MoT chaired the 48th GMS working group to discuss the tourism situation, the rehabilitation and resumption of tourism, the plan to restore regional tourism and relations. Source: Khmer Times