MORNING NEWS BRIEF [June 08, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [June 08, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [June 08, 2021] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. NATO Secretary-General said that he and Biden came to an agreement that the effort to contain Russia’s assertiveness must continue and pushed for dialogues. Source: Sputnik
  2. German FM said that the EU should abolish individual’s right of the bloc to veto foreign policy measures amid Hungary blocking the EU statement on China’s new security law. Source: Reuters
  3. The U.S. stepped up their effort for a peaceful resolution to Anglophone crisis in Cameroon between military and English-speaking rebels by placing visa restrictions on individuals. Source: US News
WORLD
  1. Canada condemned Russian retaliatory sanctions against nine Canadian nationals who were involved in the anti-Russian policy as unfounded and unacceptable. Source: TASS
  2. Turkish FM will meet his French counterpart to discuss bilateral ties after a long period of tension, as Ankara is seeking to normalize relations with Paris and Brussels. Source: RFI
  3. The heads of all passenger airlines between the UK and the U.S. called on both countries to remove travel restrictions on trans-Atlantic that were put in place due to the pandemic. Source: Metro US
REGIONS
  1. China lashed out at the U.S. after American senators visited Taiwan to hand COVID-19 vaccine, stating that it could embolden separatist forces on the Island. Source: CNA
  2. Kim Jong-un held a meeting with his senior officials of the Workers’ Party to revise the economy as it has been battered by sanctions aimed at stopping nuclear proliferation. Source: The Straits Times
  3. Maritime law experts urged the Philippines to identify individual reefs and islets that it claims in the SCS to draw their boundary and assert their rights in the disputed maritime zone. Source: Eurasia Review
CAMBODIA
  1. Cambodia and Kyrgyzstan held a meeting to discuss prospects for bilateral trade and economic cooperation under a potential framework of Cambodia-EAEU FTA. Source: The Phnom Penh Post
  2. Swiss government has pledged to grant Cambodia USD52 million from 2022 to 2025 as both sides discussed inclusive economic development, climate change and beyond. Source: Khmer Times
  3. Cambodia-Vietnam two-way trade jumped by 22 percent in the first quarter of 2021 on a yearly basis, reaching a high record of almost USD4 billion amid the pandemic crisis. Source: The Phnom Penh Post