MORNING NEWS BRIEF [March 11, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [March 11, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [March 11, 2021] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. The U.S. will oppose the ease of sanction and the release of Iranian’s funds in South Korea if Teheran fails to fully comply with the obligations under the nuclear deal. Source: The Korea Herald
  2. U.S. and China will have the first high-level in-person contact of their diplomats on March 18th in Alaska as the U.S. wishes to strengthen alliance in Asia and Europe. Source: CNA
  3. The UNSC slammed Myanmar’s military for using violence on the protestors but failed to address the military takeover as a coup as Russia and China opposed the decision. Source: Reuters
WORLD
  1. Four NATO warships were docked in Ukrainian ports and commanders of the fleet planned to have a protocol meeting with the Ukranian Navy to discuss joint exercises. Source: Sputnik
  2. Russia welcomed Libya’s parliament decision in approving the new national unity government as Russia said it is an important effort to solve the acute crisis in Libya. Source: TASS
  3. Biden’s administration declared a purchase of 100 millions doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines as an effort to secure enough vaccines for adult Americans by May. Source: Xinhua Net
REGIONS
  1. ROK agreed to increase their spending on U.S. military troops in 2021 by 13.9%, making the nation’s contribution to $1.4 billion, after the U.S. called for greater funding on military. Source: The Straits Times
  2. Australia planned to work with like-minded countries to pressure the EU to abandon vaccine protectionism after Italy blocked shipment of vaccines to the country. Source: Sputnik
  3. China’s proposed 5-year plan, which includes maritime law to mitigate and prepare for risks, has stirred up reactions from the analysts over the concerns in the South China Sea. Source: SCMP
CAMBODIA
  1. In response to COVID-19 crisis, Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam have agreed to vaccinate their diplomats and students who are residing in their respective countries. Source: AKP
  2. The U.S. Census Bureau showed that Cambodia exported $580 million worth of goods to the U.S. in the first month of 2021, a year-on-year increase of 3.7 percent. Source: AKP
  3. Battambang became the eighth province to report an infected case of COVID-19 after the MoH confirmed that a 30 year-old Cambodian female tested positive on Wednesday. Source: Khmer Times