MORNING NEWS BRIEF [June 29, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [June 29, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [June 29, 2021] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. The U.S. and the EU allies discussed wide-range of strategies to combat terrorism and expressed concerns over the on-going threats posed by the IS militant groups. Source: Deutsche Welle
  2. Belarus has recalled its representative to the EU after Brussels placed new sanctions on Minsk in response to the forced landing to arrest a dissident journalist. Source: France 24
  3. Scientists reported that Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines have the immune reaction that may persist in fighting against coronavirus for years. Source: The New York Times
WORLD
  1. Biden held talks with a top Israeli official as both counterparts vowed to stay committed to the ironclad partnership and discussed regional issues concerning Iran. Source: Reuters
  2. The U.S. troops stationed in Syria came under rocket fire but escaped injury in apparent retaliation for airstrikes against Iran-backed militias in Syria-Iraq borders. Source: Haaretz
  3. Ethiopian government declared a unilateral ceasefire in the disputed zone of Tigray region as the TDF fighters marched their celebration in Mekele capital city. Source: France24
REGIONS
  1. Japan’s Dep. Defence Minister warned of the growing threats posed by China and Russia and stressed on the importance of countering the pressure and protecting Taiwan. Source: The Straits Times
  2. Indian deployed at least 50,000 additional troops to the northern region bordering China, moving toward an offensive military posture to counter the second largest economy. Source: The Japan Times
  3. Malaysian PM unveiled a new economic stimulus package worth USD36.2 billion as a response measure to mitigate the impacts caused by the continuous lockdown. Source: CNA
CAMBODIA
  1. Jetro reported that the two-way trade between Cambodia and Japan valued almost USD850 million in the first four months of 2021, a year-on-year rise of 8.7 percent. Source: The Phnom Penh Post
  2. USAID has initiated a USD3 million project of Cold Chain Logistic System in Cambodia, aiming to boost agricultural development in the Kingdom. Source: AKP
  3. NCSD and MoE supported by Sweden, Japan and UNDP launched the national circular economy strategy and action plan to shift the private sector toward a circular economy. Source: AKP