The United Arab Emirates and Israel, innovative nations of under 10 million people each, play an out-sized role in improving quality of life for people around the world. Since the Abraham Accords were signed two years ago, the sky is literally no longer the limit for these nations.
The I2U2 group of nations, working together, will improve the quality of life not only in the region, but around the world. The partnership with India and the United States will benefit nearly 2 billion people across sectors such as water, energy, transportation, space, health, and food security.
Joint investment and expertise are the key ingredients that will most certainly lead to success. For example, the UAE has recently announced $2 billion in financing to develop “agricultural food parks" across India in an effort to boost food security across South-East Asia and the Middle East. Israeli and US companies will provide high-tech expertise to maximize crop yields.
This partnership is the tip of the iceberg, with other highly innovative nations likely to join, including Saudi Arabia, Oman and Indonesia. Working together will untap the potential of the entire region, ushering in an age of food security, prosperity and hopes for future generations.
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Avi Kaner is the Principal of Samawal Foundations. You can follow him on Twitter @AviKaner