MORNING NEWS BRIEF [March 16, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [March 16, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [March 16, 2021] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. Biden’s top officials made the first overseas trip to Japan and ROK to discuss the Indo-pacific’s alliance amid the rise of China, DPRK’s nuclear program and Myanmar crisis. Source: Reuters
  2. The U.S., France, Germany, Italy and the UK released a joint statement questioning the legitimacy of Syrian presidential election, saying it does not lead to normalization. Source: Sputnik
  3. Germany, France and Italy suspended the use of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccines due to the reported side effects although the WHO assured that there is no proven linkage. Source: Reuters
WORLD
  1. The EU began taking legal actions toward the UK on the allegation of breaching the NI Protocol as the UK altered the implementation of the protocol without informing the EU. Source: BBC
  2. Russian envoy said that Crimea is open for interaction and exchanges with foreign partners as it is time to recognize the democratic choice of the Crimea people. Source: TASS
  3. WHO responded after many nations suspended the use of AstraZeneca vaccines claiming that there are no death related cases and the vaccine is safe to use. Source: The Straits Times
REGIONS
  1. China called on the U.S. to treat their bilateral relations in a rational and objective manner and to maintain their bilateral ties to achieve stable development. Source: Xinhua Net
  2. Kim Jong-un’s sister criticized the on-going military exercise in South Korea and warned the U.S. administration to refrain from stirring up chaos if they want to maintain peace. Source: CNA
  3. Australia’s Tourism Minister is planning to visit Singapore to initiate the digital vaccine passport that would enable the travel bubble between two nations by mid-2021. Source: The Straits Times
CAMBODIA
  1. South Korea through KOICA provided a grant worth USD10 million as the effort to support mine clearance development through the CfRIV project from 2021 to 2025. Source: Khmer Times
  2. Cambodia will obtain more quotas to send more Cambodian workers to South Korea after the MoU was signed between two countries in February 2021. Source: Khmer Times
  3. PM Hun Sen ordered the provincial and capital governors to consider banning all social gatherings under their jurisdiction to prevent further transmission of COVID-19. Source: AKP