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Quotes of the Day from Xinhua World News, Dec. 6

06 Dec 2020, 22:30 GMT+10

MOGADISHU -- Somali President Mohamed Farmajo on Sunday expressed his commitment to free, fair and credible parliamentary and presidential elections without delay.

Farmajo said the parliamentary elections supposed to have started Tuesday, and presidential elections due in February 2021, will be held in line with a political agreement on indirect polls reached between his government and six regional states on Sept. 26.

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PHNOM PENH -- "Frankly speaking, I've already drafted a royal decree and a request for the king to put the country in the state of emergency," said Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen on Sunday.

He said in an audio message posted on his official Facebook page that the kingdom may declare a state of emergency if the COVID-19 situation deteriorates further.

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LIMA -- "There is definitely no going back in the fight against corruption," Peru's interim president Francisco Sagasti told Radio Programas del Peru.

Sagasti reaffirmed Saturday that his government would be inflexible when dealing with acts of corruption and would not back down from this policy during his time in office.

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LONDON -- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said Saturday that trade talks between the two sides will reconvene in Brussels on Sunday, even though "significant differences remain."

The two leaders issued a joint statement after a phone call on Saturday afternoon as both sides' chief negotiators paused negotiations over major differences on some core issues.

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