France and Qatar sign deals worth 12 billion euros: Macron


 France and Qatar signed commercial contracts worth around 12 billion euros ($14.15 billion), on Thursday, French President Emmanuel Macron said, adding that the deals underscored the close relationship between the two countries.

Qatar has agreed to buy 12 more Rafale fighter planes from Dassault Aviation, will employ France’s Suez to dredge and clean Qatar’s lagoon and has retained France’s RATP and SNCF to build and operate a metro system in Qatar.

“In total, it amounts to nearly 12 billion euros which was signed, today, and which underlines the closeness of our relations”, Macron said at a press conference with Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani.

Samira SALAH







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