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  • Tuesday January 19th, 2021

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [JANUARY 19, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [JANUARY 19, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [JANUARY 19, 2021] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. China will impose sanctions on U.S. executive officials, members of Congress and NGOs who are responsible for taking negative actions regarding Hong Kong related issues. Source: Xinhua Net
  2. Trump’s plan to lift the COVID-19 travel ban on non-U.S. citizens from Europe and Brazil was shut down by President-elect Joe Biden, who will be inaugurated on Wednesday. Source: Global News
  3. Juan Guaido, Venezuela’s opposition leader, said he has been invited to the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, and represents Venezuela’s legitimate interim government. Source: Sputnik
WORLD
  1. Iran started a so-called war game by test-fired ballistic missile in the Gulf of Oman, claiming to evaluate mobility and offensive power of the brigade, corps and offensive unit of AGF. Source: Sputnik 
  2. Italian Premier won a crucial vote in the Parliament’s lower house after he lost his coalition majority to the former Premier’s party, and attempted to save the government. Source: Associated Press 
  3. The WHO Chief urged all countries and vaccine manufacturers to fairly distribute coronavirus vaccines, citing that the world is on the brink of catastrophic moral failure. Source: Reuters
REGIONS
  1. ROK’s President urged the United States President-elect Joe Bident to prioritize the nuclear dialogue with DPRK, suggesting that  President Moon will act as a mediator. Source: The Straits Times 
  2. Duterte said Filipinos are safe to receive Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine shots, defying reports of deaths among elderly people in Norway who took the shots. Source: The Straits Times
  3. Malaysian PM has announced an economic-financial package dubbed as PERMAI, worth USD3.7 billion, to strengthen the current measures in coping with COVID-19. Source: CNA
CAMBODIA
  1. The bilateral trade partnership between Cambodia and ROK totaled USD884 million with a year-on-year decrease of 14 percent as of December 2020. Source: AKP
  2. PM Hun Sen has asked Indian government to donate COVID-19 vaccines to Cambodia, aiming to expand the quantity and the availability of the vaccines. Source: Khmer Times
  3. The MFAIC launched Economic Diplomacy Strategy 2021-2023, which aims to enhance the efficiency of economic diplomacy, promote national interests, and reduce dependency. Source: AKP

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