MORNING NEWS BRIEF [November 23, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [November 23, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [November 23, 2021] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. The EU and Belarus held talks to discuss the migration crisis at borders to fasten their efforts in facilitating the repatriation of people stuck at the border back to safety. Source: Anadolu Agency
  2. The Italian PM and Russian President held a phone conversation to discuss the migration crisis at the Polish and Belarusian border, the situation in Ukraine and the energy prices. Source: TASS
  3. The British Chamber of Commerce in China stated that the Chinese policy of data transfer and localization are pushing firms to cancel their projects due to fear of compliance. Source: Reuters
WORLD
  1. The U.S. imposed sanctions on 8 people and 17 vessels of a Russian-linked company for involvement in the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline and labeled it as blocked property. Source: The National
  2. Venezuela rejected the U.S. interference in the country’s election after Blinken pointed out that the opposition was harassed and received unfair conditions in the elections. Source: teleSUR
  3. Austria returned to partial lockdown with the most dramatic COVID-19 restrictions seen in the EU for months after weeks of massive violence against COVID-19 measures. Source: Bangkok Post
REGIONS
  1. President Xi stressed that the establishment of ASEAN-China comprehensive strategic partnership is a new milestone to the new impetus of global peace and development. Source: CGTN
  2. ASEAN and its dialogue partner, China, convened a meeting without the presence of Myanmar after they skipped the summit due to being excluded by its neighbors. Source: Jakarta Post
  3. President Duterte denounced the latest flare up in the disputed South China Sea following the firing incident at the Filipino boats by Chinese coast guard ships. Source: CNA
CAMBODIA
  1. PM Hun Sen called on ASEAN and China to uphold the principle of multilateralism and promote mutual ties as well as maintain peace, stability, and harmony in the region. Source: The Phnom Penh Post
  2. Tech Minister attended the 4th GMIS in UAE, aiming to showcase the Kingdom’s achievement and attract more foreign investment and companies to Cambodia. Source: Khmer Times
  3. Amro projected Cambodia’s economic growth will be at a moderate 2.8 percent in 2021, stressing on the need of pandemic management and flexible policies. Source: The Phnom Penh Post