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France says Rafale deal with Egypt could be signed in next few days
February 12, 2015 / 6:22 PM / 3 years ago

France says Rafale deal with Egypt could be signed in next few days

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius gestures during the session "Closing the Climate Deal" in the Swiss mountain resort of Davos January 22, 2015.Ruben Sprich

PARIS (Reuters) - French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said a deal with Egypt for the sale of 24 Dassault Aviation-built Rafale fighter jets could be signed in the next few days.

"Maybe a little earlier," Fabius told i-Tele television when asked to confirm the agreement would be signed by next Feb. 16 or Feb. 17. "Things are looking very good on that front."

The two countries agreed a deal worth more than 5 billion euros (3.71 billion pounds) for the fighter jets, a naval frigate and missiles, a French source close to the matter told Reuters on Thursday.

Reporting By John Irish; Editing by Nicholas Vinocur

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