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Saudi’s ‘Train to Europe’

Saudi-German meeting comes up with a novel way to boost trade.

June 21, 2010 4:09 by

The Saudi Gazette is reporting that members of the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry have floated the idea of a trainline to Europe.

Representatives of the Chamber met with their German counterparts this weekend to discuss ways to increase trade between the two countries, and a trainline from the Kingdom into Europe was one of the more notable proposals, says the report.

Riyadh Chamber Vice Chairman Sa’ad Al-Mujil said the idea, tabled during a meeting with senior representatives from German Chambers of Commerce, entailed a rail line passing through Middle East countries such as Jordan and Syria on its way to Europe as a means of boosting trade exchange with Saudi Arabia, according to the report.

Al-Mujil said he hoped to see increased exports to Germany and greater German involvement in projects in the Kingdom.

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