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Global Investment Forum: Abraham Accords open up new opportunities for cooperation

Staff Report/Dubai
Filed on June 3, 2021

(Shihab/Khaleej Times)

A bilateral agreement providing incentives and protections to entrepreneurs who make investments in each other's countries may be expected, says Abrahamic Business Circle founder.


Dr. Raphael Nagel, founder and chairman of the Abrahamic Business Circle, described how the Abraham Accords have forged a path to peace and prosperity between the UAE, Bahrain and Israel, and discussed the numerous investment possibilities between Israel and the Gulf states.

Speaking in a one-on-one interview at the Global Investment Forum in Dubai, he said: “Israel’s biggest export is technology, and when you have a lot of technology, there are a lot of things that you can collaborate on with the Gulf states, and especially the UAE.”

He added that Israeli businesses have well-established knowledge, experience, and expertise across a range of areas, which the UAE can now benefit from as well, including energy (including renewable energy), water, aviation, finance and investment, and telecommunications. Dr. Nagel said that the agreements would lead to an increase in tourism, business, entrepreneurship, space exploration, and investment. At the gala evening event preceding the Global Investment Forum, Dr Nagel received the Jerusalem Post Award for Economic Diplomacy for his efforts in fostering a shared vision of tolerance and economic prosperity.

Dr. Nagel said that he anticipates the signing of a bilateral agreement that will provide incentives and protections to entrepreneurs who make investments in each other’s countries. “It is now anticipated,” he noted, “that several Israeli businesses and investors will be looking to the UAE to set up or expand their operations.”

Dr. Nagel pointed out that the Abrahamic Accords – in addition to boosting economic ties and trade between the countries – will bring new opportunities for cooperation between the UAE and Israel.





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