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UAE, Israeli companies ink deal on coronavirus R&D

In a first business deal meant to 'inaugurate trade, economy and partnerships' between UAE and Israel, Emirati APEX National and Israel's Tera Group say they’ll work on developing a testing device to diagnose COVID-19 more quickly

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Published: 08.16.20 , 09:29
The Emirati APEX National Investment company signed a "strategic commercial agreement" with Israel's Tera Group to cooperate on research and development related to COVID-19, including a testing device, the UAE's state news agency WAM said late on Saturday.
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  • The deal "is considered the first business to inaugurate trade, economy and effective partnerships between the Emirati and Israeli business sectors, for the benefit of serving humanity by strengthening research and studies on the novel Coronavirus," WAM quoted APEX's chairman Khalifa Yousef Khoury as saying.
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    The agreement was signed at a press conference in Abu Dhabi, coming soon after Israel and the UAE announced an agreement on Thursday that will lead to a full normalization of diplomatic relations between the two states.
    "The United Arab Emirates and Israel will immediately expand and accelerate cooperation regarding the treatment of and the development of a vaccine for the coronavirus," the two countries said on Thursday in a joint statement.
    U.S. President Donald Trump helped broker the deal, under which Israel agreed to suspend its planned annexation of areas of the occupied West Bank.
    A man reads a copy of UAE-based The National newspaper near the Burj Khalifa, in the gulf emirate of Dubai A man reads a copy of UAE-based The National newspaper near the Burj Khalifa, in the gulf emirate of Dubai
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    Delegations from Israel and the United Arab Emirates will meet in the coming weeks to sign agreements regarding investment, tourism, direct flights, security, telecommunications and other issues, the joint statement said.
    In June, the UAE had said two private companies from the United Arab Emirates and two Israeli companies would work together on medical projects, including ones to combat the new coronavirus.

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