Saudi King Salman announced Friday an agreement with Egypt to build a bridge over the Red Sea connecting the two countries, on the second day of his visit to Cairo.

The monarch made the announcement in televised comments after meeting Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, and before representatives of the two countries began signing investment deals.

“I agreed with my brother his Excellency President Abdel Fattah 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,” he added.

A beaming Sisi, who had minutes before presented the king with the ceremonial Nile Collar, suggested they name the bridge “King Salman bin Abdel Aziz Bridge”.

Following the announcement, representatives of both countries signed 17 investment deals and memorandums of understanding.

A government official had said the deals agreed with Saudi Arabia throughout Salman’s visit would amount to about $1.7 billion (1.5 billion Euros).

They included an agreement to set up a university and homes in South Sinai, and a power plant.

 

AFP

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michael
michael
2016-04-08 20:39

The only thing Saudi Arabia has to export except oil is Wahhibism.

Saša Mavrak
Saša Mavrak
2016-04-08 21:22

somewhere over the rainbow,the bluebirds fly..is there a better way to spend all those billions?Like feeding the poor..hmm

teevee
teevee
2016-04-08 23:15
Reply to  Saša Mavrak

So another big contract for Israeli/American contractors. Just because they kept their mouths shut when Yemeni women and children are being slaughtered. Good going King of death.

Luis Llo Glez
Luis Llo Glez
2016-04-08 22:00

So that islamic terrorists can travel easier from one country to another…