The Dubai International Financial Center and the Tel Aviv-based non-profit Startup Nation Central announced the signing of an agreement aimed at strengthening relations between the UAE and Israel to support the innovation sector.
During a signing ceremony at the DIFC, Salman Jeffrey, CEO of Business Development at the DIFC Authority, and Eliran Elimelek, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at Startup Nation Central, signed the agreement, whereby the two parties pledged to work together to strengthen business relationships that will In the interests of both countries, especially in the areas of financial technology and digital security.
Arif Amiri, CEO of the DIFC Authority, said: “As a leading center for financial services, fintech and innovation in the region, the center is well positioned to promote and support innovative companies, which have potentials that will put them on the throne of the technology sector in the future. Our partnership with Startup Nation Central will enable us to establish a culture of cooperation between entrepreneurs and innovators in the two countries, as well as support the building of a vital ecosystem to advance the financial technology sector.”
Avi Hassoun, CEO of Startup Nation Central, said: “One year after the signing of the Abraham Accord, we consider today’s agreement a testament to the innovation diplomacy efforts made in the region. We believe it will provide an excellent platform to support future collaborations and transform ideas. And the lofty visions of state leaders into a tangible reality.
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