Tue, 09 Aug 2022

PHNOM PENH -- China and Cambodia pledged on Wednesday to carry forward their traditional friendship and actively build the China-Cambodia community with a shared future.

When meeting with visiting Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni thanked the Chinese government and its people for their valuable help and assistance to the kingdom's socio-economic development and its fight against COVID-19. (China-Cambodia-Ties)

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PHNOM PENH -- China and Greece pledged here on Wednesday to further deepen mutually beneficial cooperation and jointly work for better bilateral relations for the next 50 years.

While meeting with Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias on the sidelines of the East Asia Summit Foreign Ministers' meeting, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said it has been 50 years since China and Greece established diplomatic relations between the two countries. (China-Greece-Ties)

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TOKYO -- Japan logged 249,830 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, posting a record high amid concerns over the overburdened medical system due to the quickly surging number.

It was the second consecutive day that the country reported over 200,000 new cases, with the previous record hitting 233,000 cases on Thursday last week in Japan's seventh wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Japan-COVID-19-Update)

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JAKARTA -- Indonesia had emphasized the importance of strengthening institutional capacity and effectiveness of the ASEAN (the Association of Southeast Asian Nations) in dealing with health and food security issues, said the country's Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi on Wednesday.

"Health challenges will remain in the future, therefore, ensuring ASEAN's readiness to address current and future health challenges is very important," Marsudi said at the plenary session of the 55th ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. (Indonesia-ASEAN-Challenge)

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ISLAMABAD -- Pakistani rescue teams recovered 15 more bodies in the country's southwest Balochistan province over the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 162 as heavy monsoon downpours continued to lash parts of Pakistan since mid-June, the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) said on Wednesday.

The killed include 54 children, 43 women, and 65 men, said the NDMA, adding that thousands of stranded people have so far been shifted from the most-affected areas of the province to safer places. (Pakistan-Rain-Death)

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