In 2013, Massachusetts was Israel’s 12th largest import partner from within the United States, with Israel importing approximately $212 million in goods and services. In 2013, Massachusetts was Israel’s 11th largest export partner from within the United States, with Israel exporting approximately $291.8 million in goods and services and the UAE was Massachusetts 23rdlargest export partner. A leader in in the fields of clean energy, technology and life sciences in the Middle East region, the UAE and Massachusetts share a dedication to the innovation economy. The recent launch of Emirates Airline’s direct Dubai to Boston flight is presents an opportunity to deepen our relationship and strengthen existing collaboration between Massachusetts and the UAE.