African Ambassadors Meet Investor Taib in Israel, Talk Cooperation – Businessamlive
BY MADUABUACHI EFEGADI
The 18 African ambassadors to Israel in a recent meeting with Haim Taib, the continent’s largest investor and founder and chairman of the Mitrelli Group, discussed cooperation and development across the continent. Taib is an entrepreneur and an expert in promoting development across Africa.
The meeting, which took place after Africa Day in Israel, the ambassadors focused their discussions on expanding and advancing new cooperation between Africa and Israel.
Taib, founder and chairman of the Mitrelli Group, said the relationship between Israel and Africa was strategic with potential for mutual growth. “The world has yet to recognize the potential of the (African) continent as an engine of global growth. Africa is the future,” he added.
The 18 African Ambassadors, alongside the Ambassadors Club in Israel, attended the Africa Day event and discussed at length the potential benefits of the ever-growing bond between Israel and Africa, and the ability to connect Israeli technological innovation in education, health and food security. to Africa’s human capital, culture and resources.
The Mitrelli Group has been operating in Africa for decades, with 2,500 employees across the continent who are connected to local needs; and lead vital projects in education, infrastructure, energy, water, construction, health, food, agriculture, and more.
Taib shared the unique models that Mitrelli has developed over the years through its work in African countries, leveraging local Israeli technology, financing capabilities of international financial institutions, working with the public sector alongside local teams and impact investments that help strengthen and grow communities at the state level.
He explained some agricultural communities that Mitrelli has established throughout Angola that are inspired by Israeli models of communal residence. The projects have created an independent and sustainable local economy.
The Mitrelli Group founder explained that he has been engaged in Africa for 30 years, noting that the world has yet to recognize the continent’s potential as an engine of global growth. “Africa is the future. Cooperation on energy, environment and food security can provide the solutions the world needs today,” he said.
Yitzhak Eldan, president and founder of the Israel Ambassadors Club, noted that Israel should be a bridge to Africa.
“The tiny State of Israel has managed to bring about progress in many diverse areas; and this connection can bring other successful projects in Africa. Mitrelli introduced not only technology from Israel, but also community models that formed the basis of Zionism and the founding of the state; moshavim, kibbutzim and youth villages,” Eldan explained.
Taib said Africa is the future of the world and he is committed to working to build strong and independent communities.
“We have everything we need to succeed together and we have great love for Africa and those who live there,” he said.