MORNING NEWS BRIEF [July 13, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [July 13, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [July 13, 2021] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. The EU will launch a global infrastructure initiative linking the EU to the globe as they have already signed the deal with India and Japan and a similar pledge by the G7. Source: Reuters
  2. The White House discussed proposals for a digital trade deal covering the Indo-Paciffic economies and administration, a move to check on China’s influence in the region. Source: Bloomberg
  3. Israeli Ministry of Health started offering a third dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to provide booster shots to severely immunocompromised old people and adults. Source: The Irish Independent
WORLD
  1. Biden called on Cuban government to refrain from using violence and detaining activists and rather support protester’s right to demonstration. Source: ABC News
  2. The EU ramped up their pressure to put sanctions on Lebanon’s politicians following the Beirut blast as a part of the international efforts for a government capable of reform. Source: The Guardian
  3. Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido has been threatened to be arrested by Venezuelan security forces on the charge of treason and terrorism. Source: Deutsche Welle
REGIONS
  1. Japan and the U.S. denied China’s expansive claims in the South China Sea and called on Beijing to comply with the ruling of the international tribunal. Source: Kyodo News
  2. Japan mentioned the importance of stability of Taiwan in the annual report and expressed their concerns as the island becomes a flashpoint between China and the U.S. Source: BNN Bloomberg
  3. President Duterte denied the former FM’s allegation on China’s influence in the 2016 presidential election outcomes and described the remarks as nonsense and a proven traitor. Source: CNA
CAMBODIA
  1. Cambodian FM will join a Special ASEAN-US Foreign Ministers’ Meeting this week, aiming to strengthen ASEAN-U.S. cooperation and addressing the challenges of the pandemic. Source: AKP
  2. Cambodia will attend the mid-term ministerial conference of the Non-Aligned Movement this week in a bid to discuss and exchange views in response to the growing global challenges. Source: AKP
  3. Cambodia and Greece have signed an MoU on bilateral consultation to discuss priority issues such as politics, diplomacy, economy, trade, investment and socio-cultural factors. Source: The Phnom Penh Post