France: Qatar buys 24 Rafale jets,accord to be signed Monday

Hollande will attend ceremony in Doha

30 April, 15:17

    A Rafale jet A Rafale jet

    (ANSAmed) - PARIS, APRIL 30 - Qatar has decided to sign an agreement to buy 24 Rafale fighter jets produced by France's Dassault, the company said in a statement, adding that the contract will be officially signed next Monday in Doha at the presence of French President Francois Hollande.

    Qatar, whose army already boasts several aircrafts Mirage F1, Alpha Jet and Mirage 2000 of French production is the third foreign country to decide to buy Rafale jets after Egypt and India. The agreement was confirmed, according to the Elysee palace, on Wednesday by emir Tamin ben hamas Al Thani in a phone conversation with Hollande.(ANSAmed).

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