Egypt Picks Europe Over China High-Speed Rail to Connect Red Sea and Mediterranean

A consortium led by Germany’s Siemens has been awarded a contract to build a high-speed rail network in the Middle East. The deal is good for Egypt, Germany and Europe – and it shows that the West can still compete against China.
An Analysis by Bernhard Zand
High-speed German trains could be operating on Egyptian rails as soon as 2027 (photo montage by Siemens AG)

High-speed German trains could be operating on Egyptian rails as soon as 2027 (photo montage by Siemens AG)

Foto: Siemens AG