MORNING NEWS BRIEF [November 17, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [November 17, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [November 17, 2021] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. The UN envoy said Azerbaijan is ready to sign a peace treaty with Armenia to normalize both countries’ relations and ensure a sustainable peace and development. Source: TASS
  2. Mali’s FM met with his Russian counterpart, where Moscow committed to develop the long-standing military-technical cooperation and military ties with Bamako. Source: Eurasia Review
  3. Biden and Xi pledged to improve both countries’ cooperation in a virtual summit between the two leaders but no concrete actions were put in place. Source: The New York Times
WORLD
  1. The Israel military fired two missiles at an empty warehouse near Syria capital Damascus over the concern of proliferation of Iran-made surface-to-air missiles in Syria. Source: Times of Israel
  2. Russia admitted it had destroyed one of its satellites during a missile test but denied the accusation by the U.S. that it posed a danger to the International Space Station. Source: The National
  3. The EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security called on Belaursain FM to restore order at the border with Poland over a phone call. Source: TASS
REGIONS
  1. ROK’s first Vice Foreign Minister met with his American counterpart to reaffirm ROK-US alliances as vital to maintaining peace, security and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific. Source: KBS World Radio
  2. The UAE’s Ministry of Defense announced their plans to purchase South Korean-made mid-range-surface-to-air missiles, worth around USD 3.5 million. Source: KBS World Radio
  3. China, Laos, Myanmar, and Thailand jointly held the 11th joint Mekong River patrol for law enforcement authorities to ensure the security and stability of the river basin. Source: China.org.cn
CAMBODIA
  1. Cambodia successfully hosted the ASEP11 virtually, in which the Presidents of the National Assembly and Senate called for enhancement of international partnership. Source: Fresh News
  2. The South Korean Ambassador to Cambodia expressed optimism that the new Investment Law and FTA between the two countries will enhance bilateral trade and investment flow. Source: Phnom Penh Post
  3. The Phnom Penh Municipal court decided to sell the headquarters of the former CNRP to compensate those who won the cases against Sam Rainsy. Source: Khmer Times