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France and Qatar sign deals worth 12 billion euros -- Macron

France and Qatar sign deals worth 12 billion euros -- Macron
From Reuters - December 7, 2017

QATAR (Reuters) - France and Qatar signed commercial contracts worth around 12 billion euros($14.15 billion) on Thursday, French President Emmanuel Macron said, adding that the deals underscored the close relationship between the two countries.

Qatar has agreed to buy 12 more Rafale fighter planes from Dassault Aviation, will employ Frances Suez to dredge and clean Qatars lagoon and has retained Frances 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 and which underlines the closeness of our relations, Macron said at a press conference with Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani.

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