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Emirati cloud firm G42 signs agreement with Serbia

The memorandum was signed at the Expo 2020 forum in Dubai.
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The Emirati technology company G42 Cloud signed an agreement with the government of Serbia yesterday. 

Under the memorandum of understanding, the two entities will jointly develop cloud computing and artificial intelligence (AI) solutions for the healthcare, business and finance sectors. Serbia is seeking G42 Cloud’s help in improving electronic government services, the Abu-Dhabi based company said in a press release.

“We stand ready to foster knowledge sharing, implement a cloud-first strategy for Serbian businesses and enable digital transformation to drive long-term and sustainable value,” said G42 Cloud CEO Talal Al Kaissi. 

G42 Cloud is a subsidiary of Group 42, which seeks to make AI that can “handle generalized tasks, much like humans do,” per its website. G42 Cloud focuses on cloud software for businesses. 

This is not Group 42’s first collaboration with a foreign government. Last year, the company signed a production deal with China’s Sinopharm to produce COVID-19 vaccines. 

G42 Cloud and Serbia signed the memorandum at the ongoing Expo 2020 Dubai cultural forum, which has yielded several business-related agreements and declarations from governments and companies in the region. This particular deal occurred during an investment conference at the forum, the official Emirates News Agency reported. 

Serbia has also sought better relations with the United Arab Emirates’ ally Israel recently. Last year, the Serbian government sought to buy Israeli missiles. In 2020, Serbia decided to move its embassy to Jerusalem.