Saudi Arabia’s ruler King Salman has announced that Saudi Arabia, the richest Arab country in the world will build a bridge to connect Egypt, the most populous Arab nation on earth.
The bridge will be built over the Red Sea and the King has said that it would boost trade between the two countries.
The Egyptian President, Abdul-Fattah al-Sisi says the bridge will be named after the Saudi King.
The Red Sea is one of the most famous seas on earth. That is the Sea were the biblical Moses separated the waters to allow the Isrealites to escape the pursuing Egyptians.
Even though Saudi is an oil dependent country they forced themselves to save almost $1 trillion Dollars from crude oil sales. So even though the current low price of oil is bitting them, they can survive for years without having a major economic problem.
Egypt, being the most populous Arab country, is well respected in the Arab league. It is geographically located in Africa, while Saudi is geographically located in Asia.
How I wish the Saudi King had also given President Buhari money for our second Niger Bridge, which I hear may not see the light of the day in 2017.