Saudi Arabia, Egypt agree to build bridge over Red Sea

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Cairo: Saudi Arabia and Egypt have agreed to build a bridge over the Red Sea connecting the two countries.

The ruler of KSA made the announcement in televised comments on the second day of his visit to Cairo after meeting the Egyptian president.

“I agreed with my brother his excellency President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi to build a bridge connecting the two countries,” Salman said. “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.”

Abdel Fattah el-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.

Saudi King said this historic step is a qualitative transformation that will increase trade between the two continents to unprecedented levels.

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