MORNING NEWS BRIEF [September 13, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [September 13, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [September 13, 2021] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. Boris Johnson will attempt to strengthen their frail relations with the Biden Administration as the two leaders are scheduled to hold talks on the sideline of the UNGA meeting this month. Source: Reuters
  2. The UN will hold an aid conference as part of the effort to raise more than USD 600 M in funds for humanitarian support for Afghan people since the power seizure by Taliban. Source: Swiss Info
  3. Israeli Defence Force released a statement that they had launched fighter jets on four of Hamas military outposts which served as the central training facilities for the group. Source: Sputnik
WORLD
  1. The Ukrainian President called for unspecified assistance from the U.S. to maintain their independence as a sovereign state from Russia and their membership in NATO. Source: Bloomberg
  2. The UN nuclear watchdog and Iran have reached an agreement to resume talks within this month, a move that is expected to prevent a crisis over Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal. Source: Al Jazeera
  3. Israel is making preparations to ensure a sufficient supply of COVID-19 vaccines as part of the effort to prepare for the fourth wave of COVID-19. Source: The Straits Times
REGIONS
  1. The Philippines and the U.S. reaffirmed their commitment to boost their defence alliance as the Philippines agreed to keep the military pact that Duterte threatened to remove. Source: The Bangkok Post
  2. Japan and Vietnam signed a defence deal to deepen the two countries’ defence ties, giving Vietnam access to Japan defence weapons and technology amid China’s growing military. Source: CNA
  3. North Korea has successfully conducted tests of a new long-range cruise missile, a strategic weapon which could reach 1,500 km, after two years of research. Source: RT
CAMBODIA
  1. Cambodia and China signed six important documents on the landmine clearance project, Mekong-Lancang cooperation, and a grant aid of USD 270 million, among others. Source: Khmer Times
  2. Chinese government will provide three million additional doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Cambodia as PM Hun Sen underlined that those shots will be used as booster doses. Source: AKP
  3. The GDCE revealed that in the first eight months of this year, Cambodia generated USD 1.52 billion in customs revenue, equating to 64.2 percent of the set target. Source: The Phnom Penh Post