The Secretary-General of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, Jassim Muhammad Al-Budaiwi, stated that the GCC countries, the General Secretariat of the Cooperation Council and the Gulf Railway Authority are continuing their efforts to complete the stages of completing the railway linkage between the GCC countries, which represents a quantum leap in the joint Gulf interdependence and integration.
This came during his participation in the Middle East Railway Exhibition and Conference, during the period 15-16 May 2023 AD, at the Exhibition Center in the Emirates in Abu Dhabi, with the participation of a number of decision-makers in the Arab transport sector and a number of dignitaries and CEOs of the main railway operators from all over the world. Region.
He stressed the keenness of the leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council to support the process of joint Gulf action to enhance cooperation, in order to reach the desired integration in all fields. Many strategic integration projects have been completed, and the efforts of the General Secretariat, the Gulf Railways Authority and the member states are continuing to complete the completion stages of the railway linkage project between the GCC countries, which represents a quantum leap in the joint Gulf interdependence and integration, due to its direct positive effects on the movement of trade exchange. Intra-regional cooperation, freedom of movement for citizens and residents among the GCC states, as well as support for joint investments between the GCC states, which contributes to enhancing Gulf economic integration and its impact on the global economy.
He said: “The member states, the General Secretariat and the Gulf Railways Authority are following up on the implementation of the GCC railway project, which is achieving tangible results on the ground, as some member states have finished building parts of the project within their territories.”
He added, “In this context, I am pleased to thank and congratulate the UAE for completing the construction of the railway track up to the border with Saudi Arabia, which, praise be to God, has completed the construction of parts of the track within its territory.”