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Egypt Won’t Buy More Rafale Jets during Macron Visit

Egypt Won’t Buy More Rafale Jets during Macron Visit

Friday, 25 January, 2019 - 19:15
French President Emmanuel Macron. (AFP)
Asharq Al-Awsat
Egypt is not expected to finalize a deal to buy a further 12 Dassault Aviation-made Rafale fighter jets from France during President Emmanuel Macron’s visit to the North African country next week.

“Egypt could complete its fleet of Rafale jets in the weeks or months to come but there will not be a signing of contracts during the president’s visit,” said an official in the president’s office on Friday.

Macron had hosted President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi in Paris in October 2017, five months after taking office.

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