MORNING NEWS BRIEF [July 30, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [July 30, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [July 30, 2021] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. Blinken stressed that the talks to revive the nuclear deal with Iran cannot go on definitely although Washington remains fully prepared and open to negotiations. Source: CNA
  2. The Chairman of Russian State Duma stated that the EU will never be able to achieve the change in Russia’s foreign policy as the sanctions deem ineffective and a loss. Source: TASS
  3. The Biden administration unveiled a new strategy to address the root cause of migration from Central America and stressed that ROK is the supporting partner. Source: KBS World Radio
WORLD
  1. UNSC extended their arms embargo against CAR for a year despite China’s appeal to lift it, to ensure the control of all weapons as they failed to meet the UN’s benchmarks. Source: Associated Press
  2. A report by SIGAR revealed that the Afghan government could have an existential crisis, adding that the U.S. policy was unsuccessful to help fashion the military force there. Source: CNN
  3. The EU Commission urged the bloc to extend support to Lithuania as thousands of irregular migrants crossed from Belarus to its Beltic neighbor to retaliate the EU support. Source: Radio Free Europe
REGIONS
  1. China urged Washington and Tokyo to honor their commitments on Taiwan and refrain from sending wrong signals to the Taiwan independence forces. Source:  People’s Daily
  2. India seeks to reform its military, aiming to integrate the capabilities of the army, the navy and the air force as the country is facing security challenges from multiple fronts. Source: Deutsche Welle
  3. The UK signaled warnings to the UNSC that half of Myanmar’s population of 54 million could become infected with COVID-19 within the next two weeks, resulting from protests. Source: Al Jazeera
CAMBODIA
  1. Cambodia and China have recently repledged their commitment to increase bilateral trade to USD 10 billion in 2023 as the two countries’ free trade agreement will take effect next year. Source: The Phnom Penh Post
  2. The KITA reported that Cambodia and South Korea’s two-way trade reached USD 451 million in the first semester of this year, a year-on-year increase of 6.7 percent. Source: Khmer Times
  3. The British government will provide 415,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine to Cambodia, hoping to restore livelihoods, protect health services and restart business in the Kingdom. Source: AKP