Cairo – Saudi Arabia and Egypt have agreed to build a bridge over the Red Sea connecting the two countries, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has announced.
“I agreed with my brother his excellency President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi to build a bridge connecting the two countries”, King Salman said at a press conference following a meeting with the Egyptian President.
“This historic step to connect the two continents, Africa and Asia, is a qualitative transformation that will increase trade between the two continents to unprecedented levels,” the monarch added.
Sisi, who earlier presented the king with the ceremonial Nile Collar, Egypt’s highest honour, suggested they name the crossing King Salman bin Abdel Aziz Bridge.
Following the announcement, representatives of both countries signed 17 investment deals and memorandums of understanding.