阿布扎比国际市场部CEO Richard Teng表示，亚洲、中东、北非等地区金融科技基础薄弱，但同时也拥有巨大的发展潜力。阿布扎比希望通过与中国的合作，借鉴先进发展经验，带动国内金融科技发展。同时，阿布扎比致力于为金融科技公司和投资者提供一个监管完善的战略性平台，以协助他们把握阿联酋的经济增长并在这个地区实现发展。
业内人士表示，此次合作也为中国与阿布扎比开展进一步的经济和金融合作奠定了坚实的基础。目前，中国已将人民币合格境外机构投资者 (RQFII) 试点地区扩大到阿联酋，投资额度为 500 亿元人民币，旨在为国内金融科技企业提供多元化的融资来源。
The Authority of Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Modern Service Industry Cooperation Zone (Qianhai Authority) and the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) entered into a new partnership to further develop and promote closer investment and financial innovation opportunities and collaborations for enterprises in Qianhai, Hong Kong and Abu Dhabi. In support of China’s One Belt One Road economic ambition, this landmark development between Qianhai Authority and ADGM reinforces the deep mutual respect and long-term economic cooperation between China and Abu Dhabi in bolstering meaningful investment and trade opportunities.
This Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two Authorities* was signed by Mr JinXia Wang, Associate Director & Deputy Director General of Qianhai Authority and Mr Richard Teng, Chief Executive Officer of the FSRA of ADGM in a ceremony in Hong Kong. The ceremony was witnessed by several senior officials and dignitaries from the Shenzhen Municipal Government, the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong SAR, Qianhai Authority and the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong.
Qianhai Authority is a designated leading economic zone by the Chinese government to advance and facilitate innovation in key industry sectors including finance, modern logistics, information and technology for Mainland China and Hong Kong. Through the new partnership, Qianhai Authority and ADGM will explore efforts and initiatives to facilitate greater investment cooperation and opportunities, as well as, to strengthen the financial and FinTech ecosystems in both markets to address the evolving local and international business needs. Both Authorities will leverage each other’s expertise and forte to establish a conducive investment platform that attracts and supports businesses and enterprises of Qianhai, Hong Kong and Abu Dhabi in realising their investment and growth plans in their respective markets and globally.
Mr Richard Teng, CEO, FSRA of ADGM said,“ADGM is pleased to enter into this partnership with Qianhai Authority that supports the One Belt One Road Initiative. As an International Financial Centre, we aim to further bolster financial services activities, facilitate investment flows and encourage business innovation. We play a vital role in strengthening the financial forte of Abu Dhabi and provide the strategic link that connects businesses, investors and stakeholders to investment and growth opportunities in the Middle East and North African markets. I look forward to the close collaboration between the two teams to maintain the high regulatory practice in our markets, as well as, to introduce joint initiatives that will expeditiously open up opportunities for our investment and business communities.