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Kuwait Discusses Receiving French Military Equipment

Kuwait Discusses Receiving French Military Equipment

Wednesday, 5 December, 2018 - 07:45
Kuwait - Merza al-Khuwaldi
Kuwaiti officials discussed with France's Defense Minister Florence Barley on Tuesday the Kuwaiti military institution's need for French military equipment.

Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al Sabah received a cable from French President Emmanuel Macron, conveyed by Barley.

First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah said that he discussed with the visiting minister the Kuwaiti military's need to be supplied with French arms and equipment.

He added that Kuwaiti officials are coordinating with their French counterparts regarding the matter.

Barley affirmed the French quest to develop joint military projects.

Kuwait’s national guards and French forces held the successful Pearl of West 2018 maneuvers, she said, noting that cooperation fields between the two friendly countries are diverse.

The Kuwaiti Defense Ministry revealed that topics of joint interest, mainly military issues, were discussed during the meeting.

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