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macron signs deals for doha's metro, rafale fighters | qatar news

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macron signs deals for doha's metro, rafale fighters | qatar news

during a visit by emmanuel macron to qatar on thursday, qatar signed a deal to buy 12 french rafale fighter jets, while qatar airways is looking to buy 50 airbus a321 aircrafts, afp news agency reported.qatar will also 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" macron said at a press conference with qatari emir sheikh tamim bin hamad al-thani.as soon as landed, macron travelled to the vast al-udeid airbase, home to some 10,000 american troops and the forward headquarters of the us air force's central command.  france also has a contingent of soldiers at the base.macron is travelling with foreign minister jean-yves le drian, who, in 2015, as defence minister helped negotiate a six billion euros ($7.11bn) deal with qatar to buy 24 rafale fighter jets.the rafale is made by dassault aviation. "we've been negotiating for months," defence minister florence parly had told bfm tv.the two sides are also in talks for sale of 300 vbci armoured vehicles from french firm nexter."discussions are ongoing," a french presidential source told reporters on monday before the visit. "you spoke about several dossiers for which the point of maturity is close, but i prefer to remain a little bit prudent and wait until thursday."paris has pushed further business interests in qatar as well as encourage investment...