Didi Chuxing consented a strategic agreement with Symphony Investment and other leading investment institutions in the Middle East to build up a creative industry partnership across the MENA region and China. The parties will set up a joint endeavor headquartered in Abu Dhabi, with an intend to promote sharing economy and web consumer services in the region. Mubadala Investment Company of Abu Dhabi is assessing the consortium to help grow DiDi in the region.
The agreement was signed at the UAE-China Economic Forum, which was organised by the UAE Ministry of Economy and co- facilitated by the Ministry of Commerce of the PRC. HE Zhong Shan, Minister of Commerce of the PRC, and HE Sultan Bin Saeed Almansoori, Minister of Economy of the UAE, attended the signing ceremony.
Economic ties between the Middle East and China continue to strengthen. China is the second largest trading partner of the MENA region, and bilateral cooperation has expanded from commerce to finance, manufacturing and advanced technology.
Technology and business development in China’s AI industry has created new opportunities for international cooperation on innovation. The investment institutions in this partnership will actively partner up with leading Chinese technology companies to leverage their respective strengths, facilitate resource sharing and bring new technology and operational advantages to stimulate economic growth and local business innovation in the region.
As the first phase of this staggered collaboration, the accomplices will work closely to deliver better products and services to consumers to promote the sharing economy ecosystem and further contribute to economic development and collaboration between China and the MENA region.