MORNING NEWS BRIEF [ August 06, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [ August 06, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [ August 06, 2021] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. The EU Official and Iranian Foreign Minister held talks to discuss nuclear agreement and other areas of cooperation as Iran stressed on the need to remove the U.S. sanctions. Source: China.org.cn
  2. The U.S. senators planned to reintroduce the Cambodia Democracy and Human Rights Act, which requires an assessment report whether China’s activities in Cambodia was the cause. Source: The Straits Times
  3. Germany, France and Israel will go ahead with their decision to administer COVID-19 vaccine boosters despite WHO’s plea regarding inequitable access to vaccines. Source: Reuters
WORLD
  1. The U.S. called on Iranian new president to resume talks on reviving a nuclear deal, but warned Tehran that this process would not remain open indefinitely. Source: BBC
  2. Russia stated that the UK demonstrated a double standard when commenting on the elections held in Russia and the U.S., after it claimed that Moscow had limited observers. Source: TASS
  3. Poland accused Belarus for sending over a growing number of migrants to the border as a retaliatory move in waging hybrid war with the EU, with the help from illegal immigrants. Source: CNA
REGIONS
  1. China vowed legitimate and necessary countermeasures in response to the U.S.’s approval of massive arms sales to Taiwan which severely jeopardizes China-U.S. ties. Source: Sputnik
  2. President Biden announced a temporary safe haven for Hong Kong people residing in the U.S., amid the reported erosion of rights and politically motivated arrest by the HK authority. Source: France24
  3. South Korea plans to invest USD 1.9 billion to become one of the five major vaccine producers by 2025 to explore ways to boost vaccine production amid global shortage. Source: Reuters
CAMBODIA
  1. Cambodia becomes a country coordinator for ASEAN-Russia dialogue 2021-2024 as the Kingdom re-emphasized readiness to further strengthen relations and economic linkages. Source: Khmer Times
  2. Cambodian FM lauded the EAS Process as he urged the meeting to focus on the priorities of post-COVID recovery such as public health security, digitalization and beyond. Source: AKP
  3. The MoC revealed that three major draft laws on trade are expected to take effect before the end of this year after the approval of the NA, specialized committees and the Senate. Source: The Phnom Penh Post