MORNING NEWS BRIEF [June 24, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [June 24, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [June 24, 2021] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. France and Germany suggested inviting Putin to a summit for a direct communication with the bloc to reset the relations between the two sides while opening the door for cooperation. Source: Guardian
  2. Israel and the U.S. held talks on counteraction to establish the no-lying zone against Iranian drones and missiles as they suspected the Islamic Republic of weaponizing shia militias. Source: Sputnik
  3. Iran reported that they prevented the sabotage attack on an atomic energy agency building shortly after slamming the U.S. for blocking media sites. Source: CNA
WORLD
  1. Russia will summon the British ambassador to discuss Wednesday’s warning shots incident on a UK warship as Moscow stated that the British ship sailed into its territory in Crimea. Source: RT
  2. Libya’s representatives joined world leaders to seek peace in Libya as the U.S. called for the withdrawal of all foreign forces and a full implementation of the ceasefire agreement. Source: France 24
  3. The U.S. and allies increased their pressure on Russia to continue operations of the critical humanitarian aid corridor into Syria as it is on the brink of closing. Source: NBC News
REGIONS
  1. The Central Bank of Thailand was reported to have cut down the nation’s 2021 GDP forecast from the original 3% to 1.8% due to the underperformance of the tourism sector. Source: Xinhuanet
  2. Singapore’s FM stressed the importance of modernizing economic integration and stabilizing trade and investment flow by strengthening supply chain resilience. Source: CNA
  3. Hong Kong’s tabloid company, Apple Daily, has shut down their office after being raided over the allegations that their reports have violated the national security law. Source: BBC
CAMBODIA
  1. Cambodia and UK convened talks to further strengthen and expand bilateral ties and multilateral cooperation in a range of areas as Cambodia is slated to chair ASEAN next year. Source: The Phnom Penh Post
  2. Cambodia and China have agreed to heighten transport development cooperation as the Kingdom seeks technical assistance in human resource development of infrastructure skills. Source: Khmer Times
  3. The Minister of Finance revealed that French government agreed to increase the volume of concessional loans to USD140 million per year for Cambodia’s development sector. Source: The Phnom Penh Post