Macron visit to Qatar reaps over 10 bln in contracts

France sells 12 Rafale fighter jets and 50 Airbus

07 December, 18:43

    (ANSAmed) - PARIS, DECEMBER 7 - As part of French president Emmanuel Macron's visit to Doha, Qatar, on Thursday signed contracts worth over 10 billion euros for the purchase of at least 12 Rafale fighter jets and 50 Airbus A-321 passenger planes. Qatari emir Tamim ben Hamad al-Thani signed the contracts in the presence of the French president, who had arrived after a visit to Algeria. The contracts include concessionary agreements for the Doha underground and Lusail trains, entrusted to the SNCF/RATP consortium, as well as the purchase of 490 VBCI armored vehicles from the Nexter group. (ANSAmed).

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