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  • Friday December 25th, 2020



MORNING NEWS BRIEF [DECEMBER 25, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
  1. The UK and EU have finally landed on the post-Brexit deal, in which the U.K will not face tariffs on cross-channel commerce and the single market shall remain. Source: CNA
  2. The U.S. will open their consulate office in the Western Sahara following Trump’s decision to recognize the territory as part of Morocco’s sovereignty. Source: Associated Press
  3. The U.S. performed a freedom of navigation operation in Vietnam’s Con Dao Islands, in which the operation was carried purposely to project the U.S. rejection of Vietnam’s claims. Source: Sputnik
  1. Iran is buffing the air defense system near the nuclear sites in response to the growing tension between Tehran and the U.S. on the recent rocket attacks. Source: Sputnik
  2. The U.S. House Republicans blocked the proposal by Trump to increase the stimulus checks for Americans who are hit by the pandemic from USD600 to USD2,000. Source: CGTN
  3. Canada has received the first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines from Moderna which is a part of 168,000 doses to be received by the end of December 2020. Source: Al Jazeera


  1. China’s Ministry of Commerce expressed the need for China and the EU to make joint effort to reach a comprehensive investment treaty for the security and development interests. Source: Xinhua Net 
  2. Thailand’s CCSA introduced a colour-coding system that could identify vulnerable zones of COVID-19, and prohibited the public new year celebration and gathering.  Source: Bangkok Post
  3. ROK’s health authority announced that the country has signed deals with Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen and Pfizer to purchase vaccines for 16 million people. Source: Yonhap News


  1. The government’s financial support programs for the garment and textile industry, tourism sectors and poor people will be extended for another three months until March 2021. Source: Khmer Times
  2. The Central Banks of Cambodia and Laos expressed satisfaction at the development of the banking and economic sectors of the two countries during the Annual Bilateral Meeting. Source: AKP
  3. MoH requested all municipal and provincial authorities across the country to strengthen efforts in tightening control measures at the quarantines facilities. Source: The Phnom Penh Post

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