October 16 - Reports in mid-October noted that the UAE could soon be buying more food imports from Israel and learning from Israeli technology. Because some 90 percent of food is imported by Gulf countries Israel21c noted that Edouard Cukierman, chairman of Cukierman Investment House and managing partner at Catalyst Fund said “The Gulf states see how we produce vegetables in the desert and are very impressed. This is essential to them and they seek companies that can deploy technologies tomorrow." The report notes that "senior partners of his Tel Aviv-based firm recently met with Hamed Ahmed Ali, CEO of Nasdaq Dubai and the local stock exchange, to discuss opportunities for Israeli businesses."
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