According to a report published by BBC, “the agreement between France and Morocco to build the line was signed during Mr Sarkozy’s first state visit to the country in October 2007.”
Although the trains are due to start operations by 2015, critics say that the project estimated to be $4bn (£2.5bn) is a waste of the country’s resources.
However, “the Moroccan government says the project will further enhance economic relations between the two countries.”
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Source: BBC Africa