Saudi Arabia Announces Plan to Build Bridge to Egypt Across Red Sea

Saudi Arabia's king has announced that a bridge linking the country to Egypt will be built over the Red Sea.

King Salman said in a statement that the bridge would boost commerce between the two allied countries.

He made the announcement during the second day of his visit to the Egyptian capital, Cairo.

Egyptian President Abdul-Fattah al-Sisi said the bridge would be named after the Saudi king. President Sisi is a close ally of the Saudi government.

"I agreed with my brother his Excellency President Abdul-Fattah al-Sisi to build a bridge connecting the two countries" the king said.
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