Despite the fact that Saudi Arabia and Israel have no official diplomatic relations, the two countries continue to develop “secret contacts”, according to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Transportation Minister Israel Katz have agreed on starting consultations with the US, the EU and Middle Eastern and Asian countries to promote a rail link with Saudi Arabia, according to The Times of Israel.
The goal of the Tracks for Regional Peace project is to link Haifa’s seaport to Jordan’ rail network and that of Saudi Arabia and other Arab states. Additionally, the rail line will include a stop in the northern West Bank city of Jenin.
Netanyahu’s office and the Ministry of Transport and Road Safety singled out the existing transportation infrastructure in Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Gulf Arab states, which means that the Tracks for Regional Peace project may be completed within a short period of time.