MORNING NEWS BRIEF [September 16, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [September 16, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [September 16, 2021] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. The UK, Australia and the U.S. held virtual conferences to unveil their major trilateral security partnership to build nuclear-powered submarines in Australia. Source: Sputnik
  2. The UNSC called on Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan to resume the African Union-led talks to reach a binding deal over the dam operation hydropower in the Blue Nile. Source: Reuters
  3. Russia’s Foreign Minister stated that Russia will complete the Nord Stream 2 gas pipelines despite the aggressive rejections and oppositions from the EU bloc and the U.S. Source: China.org.cn
WORLD
  1. The EU and Israel have agreed on the mutual COVID-19 vaccination certificates, coming into effect in early October, to facilitate tourism and economic relations. Source: Xinhua Net
  2. Boris Johnson has reshuffled his cabinet, including the appointment of the first female foreign secretary, with an aim to tackle economic inequality from COVID-19. Source: Al Jazeera
  3. The French military carried out their operation and killed the commander of the Islamic State in Greater Sahara, as a part of their fight against terrorist groups. Source: RT
REGIONS
  1. Chinese FM slammed the U.S. for expanding the US-led five eyes intelligence alliance by seeking to include South Korea, stating it is an outdated consequence of the Cold War. Source: SCMP
  2. North Korea tested their railway-borne missile system which was designed as a potential counter strike to any external forces that pose harm to the country’s national security. Source: CNA
  3. Thailand will reopen popular tourist spots to international travellers by the end of 2021, following the partial success of a pilot programme of Sandbox scheme in Phuket. Source: The Straits Times
CAMBODIA
  1. Cambodia and Australia convened talks to discuss the priorities on bilateral development cooperation and the progress of Cambodia’s CDRP 2020-2022, and beyond. Source: AKP
  2. Cambodia seeks for more grant aid from the World Bank in a bid to support the country’s project to promote skills, education and health, especially in the context of COVID-19. Source: Khmer Times
  3. Cambodian government announced to begin the vaccination campaign for children from six to twelve years old this week, stressing the need to contain the spread of the pandemic. Source: AKP