Saudi Arabia, Egypt to build bridge over Red Sea

Egypt and Saudi Arabia have agreed Friday to build a bridge across the Red Sea, which is expected to improve economic ties between the two countries.

Saudi King Salman Bin Abdel Aziz announced the decision, describing it as historical, and said that the bridge linking African and Asian continents is a great leap forward that will increase trade to unprecedented levels.

Meanwhile, in a joint press conference, Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi said the bridge would be called “King Salman Bin Abdel Aziz”.

Before the conference, the two heads of State signed eight cooperation agreements, including the creation of the King Salman University in Tour, western Cairo.

The agreements also included a power generation project in the same area, the building of houses in the Sinai Peninsula and the repair of the largest public hospital in Egypt.

Source: Prensa Latina