MORNING NEWS BRIEF [August 27, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [August 27, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [August 27, 2021] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. Russia and India sought to assure its long-time ally as the two agreed to form a team of foreign affairs and national security experts to assess the situation in Afghanistan. Source: SCMP
  2. IS claimed responsibility for the deadly bomb attack outside Kabul airport and accused the Taliban of working with the U.S. to protect and evacuate spies from Afghanistan. Source: RT
  3. Taliban’s spokesman expressed confidence and commitment to talks with the National Resistance Front of Afghanistan on ceasefire and peacebuilding in Panjshir valley region. Source: CGTN
WORLD
  1. President Macron said that Ireland will always have support from the EU side for Brexit negotiations and called on the UK to be fully committed to all aspects of the agreed deal. Source: Belfast Telegraph
  2. President Biden and his Israeli counterpart convened their first talks, attempting to reset their frail relations and seeking common ground on Iran’s nuclear program. Source: France 24
  3. The UN Chief expressed concern about the deteriorating socio-economic situation in Lebanon and called on all political leaders to form an effective government. Source: TRT World
REGIONS
  1. The Philippines’ former FM claimed that China rushed through the code of conduct for the SCS as they aimed to undermine the international court’s rejections of their claims. Source: SCMP
  2. Taiwan announced a more modest pace in defence spending of USD 1.44 billion on new fighter jets, a 10 percent increase as the Island faces growing pressure from China. Source: The Straits Times
  3. ROK will lift entry restrictions from the EU and Schengen area countries but mandatory 14-day quarantine will still be in place, a move to slow down the spread of COVID-19. Source: Yonhap News Agency
CAMBODIA
  1. Cambodia will host the 3rd Joint Working Group of the EAEU Commission in September this year aiming to discuss trade and investment cooperation. Source: The Phnom Penh Post
  2. The MPTC and UNDP have recently launched a cooperation program on e-commerce acceleration that seeks to bridge knowledge and skill gaps for MSMEs. Source: AKP
  3. The CMAA has called on the donor countries and development partners to redouble efforts along with the Cambodian government to make the Kingdom mine-free by 2025. Source: The Phnom Penh Post