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Selling Rafale jets to the UAE all about the price

French President Francois Hollande

January 16, 2013 10:00 by

French President Francois Hollande discussed the possibility of the United Arab Emirates buying Rafale fighter jets during his visit to the Gulf country and said a deal hinged on price.

“We think it’s a very good plane … We have said so to our Emirati friends and they don’t disagree,” Hollande told a news conference in Dubai during a day-long visit to the United Arab Emirates. “After that, it’s a question of price.”

A French diplomatic source said last week that France would discuss a long-running possibility for the purchase of 60 Rafale fighters during Hollande’s visit but said no contract would be signed during the trip.

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