MORNING NEWS BRIEF [November 12, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [November 12, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [November 12, 2021] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. Russia has deployed two nuclear-capable bombers for a training mission to Belarus and stressed that the nuclear bomber is crucial to monitor the migrant crisis at the border. Source: TRT World
  2. Belarus has warned of cutting off gas supplies to the EU if the bloc imposes more sanctions over the escalation of migrant crisis along the shared-border with western countries. Source: BBC
  3. Sudan’s army chief recently appointed a new ruling council, allowing himself to continue to lead the country following the international pressure to reverse last month’s coup. Source: Reuters
WORLD
  1. Belarus and the U.S. will not exchange their ambassador to the country following their frail diplomatic ties as the U.S. deteriorative moves by imposing sanctions on the country. Source: China.org.cn
  2. Estonia, France, Ireland, Norway, the U.S. and Britain raised concerns over the migration crisis at the UNSC as the Russian envoy said the western bloc has masochist inclinations. Source: France24
  3. The U.S., Israel, UAE, and Bahrain held a joint exercise in the Red Sea this week in a bid to counter Iran’s presence and aggression in the waters of the Middle East. Source: The Times of Israel
REGIONS
  1. Xi and Biden will address the APEC leaders amid the heightened regional trade relations and geopolitical tension and to discuss the on-going efforts for COVID-19 recovery. Source: Reuters
  2. Duterte’s daughter swore to join Arroyo’s political party in what could be a path for her own presidency or vice-presidency under the wing of former President Arroyo. Source: The Straits Times
  3. Malaysia’s NRC has proposed to reopen the country to foreign travelers from January 1, 2022 onwards to recover the tourism industry after achieving a high vaccination rate. Source: CNA
CAMBODIA
  1. Cambodia and Japan agreed to foster tourism cooperation by setting our strategic plans and boosting the creation of more direct flights from Japan to the Kingdom. Source: AKP
  2. Cambodian Senate and NA will host the ASEP11 virtually this week, aiming to discuss inter-parliamentary relations, enhanced parliamentary diplomacy and beyond. Source: The Phnom Penh Post
  3. The MoC revealed that Cambodia-Singapore bilateral trade reached USD 4.37 billion in the first ten months of 2021, a year-on-year increase of 51.27 percent. Source: The Phnom Penh Post