Jerusalem deputy mayor, UAE businessman talk about financial ties

Jerusalem deputy mayor Fleur Hassan-Nahoum met with Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, founding chairman of the Al Habtoor Group (AHG), a big conglomerate headquartered within the UAE, in Dubai on Sunday to debate financial ties between the UAE and Israel.

Hassan-Nahoum was joined by Dorian Barak, an investor and entrepreneur who co-founded the UAE-Israel Enterprise Council with the deputy mayor. Al Habtoor welcomed the 2 at AHG’s head workplace in Dubai.


“Enterprise and financial system are the very best basis to deliver peoples of various nations collectively. Their curiosity turns into widespread, the safeguard of a long-lasting cooperation,” stated Al Habtoor.

“We realized the significance of financial ties, and that’s the reason we based the UAE-Israel Enterprise Council even earlier than the settlement was signed,” stated Hassan-Nahoum.

“We see large alternatives for each nations and hope that with sturdy backers just like the Al Habtoor Group we are going to see sturdy financial ties underpin a heat peace,” added the deputy mayor. “Mayor Moshe Lion and I will probably be delighted to welcome you to Jerusalem to discover alternatives collectively, particularly given your achievements right here within the UAE and your longstanding dedication to this settlement.”


Al Habtoor added that he’s “pleased to welcome Deputy Mayor Fleur Hassan-Nahoum and Mr Dorian Barak in my workplace and in my resort the Habtoor Palace, and each Israeli who visits my nation.”

“We share with the Israelis the identical values of onerous work and dedication to success, and the identical ambitions to construct progressive and main economies on this planet,” stated Al Habtoor. “Between our enterprise know-how and Israeli progressive applied sciences, the alternatives for cooperation are countless.”

Hassan-Nahoum arrived in Dubai earlier this month to encourage investments in Jerusalem companies.

“I consider that there’s unimaginable potential for Jerusalem to be a major platform for the nice and cozy peace we’re constructing with the UAE,” Hassan-Nahoum instructed The Jerusalem Put up shortly earlier than departing to Dubai. “Jerusalem is just not solely a hub of main universities and know-how however we additionally share a standard worth of range with the UAE.”

The Jerusalem deputy mayor stated she believes Arab residents of Jerusalem could have nice financial alternatives from peace between Israel and the UAE.

Lahav Harkov contributed to this report.