Spain and Morocco to link by tunnel

March 7, 2007 at 8:58 PM

MADRID, March 7 (UPI) -- Spain and Morocco are planning a joint effort to link their countries by undersea train tunnel, Spanish news agency EFE reported Wednesday.

Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero said he was committed to the project, though he demanded some financial assistance from the European Union.

Meanwhile Moroccan Premier Driss Jettou called the tunnel initiative "an important milestone" in relations between the two countries.

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