MORNING NEWS BRIEF [June 01, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [June 01, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [June 01, 2021] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. France and Germany called on a clarification from the U.S. and Danish government over spying allegations, emphasizing that it is unacceptable between allies and EU partners. Source: France 24
  2. Russian Security Council Secretary stated that Russia is in the process of renewing the national security strategy in response to the current political and economic pressures. Source: CGTN
  3. Serbia will not impose sanctions against Russia and China despite being on the path to be a part of the EU, on the stance that they are a military neutral nation. Source: TASS
WORLD
  1. The UN watchdog failed to gain access to the monitoring data of Iran’s nuclear program in February after they placed restrictions on international inspection facilities. Source: The Guardian
  2. Egyptian intelligence head and Palestinian counterpart jointly laid a foundation for the construction of a residential neighbourhood in Gaza, following a ceasefire negotiation. Source: Anadolu Agency
  3. WHO provided the replacement of an easy-to-say Greek label for coronavirus variants of the designated countries of origin to remove the stigmatization from the country. Source: RT
REGIONS
  1. The PMs of Australia and New Zealand presented a united front against China and warned against those actors who seek to divide the strong trans-Tasman allies. Source: The Epoch Times
  2. Vietnam will test all residents in Ho Chi Minh City with a testing capacity of 100,000 samples a day as the country is facing a new surge of COVID-19 outbreak. Source: The Straits Times
  3. Chinese government allowed couples to have up to three children in a bid to boost the birth rate as Beijing is concerned about a rapidly ageing workforce and economic stagnation. Source: Al Jazeera
CAMBODIA
  1. Cambodia and UNDP have signed the agreement on Cambodia’s National Ageing Policy aiming to promote welfare and a vibrant protection system for elderly citizens. Source: AKP
  2. Cambodia and Singapore held a meeting to discuss fostering bilateral cooperation on the digital sector as the Kingdom is seeking to develop a digital government. Source: Khmer Times
  3. The GDCE reported that Cambodia’s export of garment, non-garment and agricultural products valued at USD4.4 billion in the first quarter of 2021. Source: AKP