France to ink controversial jet sale to Egypt

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PARIS: France and Egypt were poised on Monday to sign a multi-billion-euro deal for the first foreign sale of the Rafale fighter jet, as Cairo bombed targets of the Islamic State jihadists in Libya. French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian was to travel to Cairo later Monday to ink the 5.2-billion-euro ($5.9 billion) deal for 24 Rafale fighters that Paris hopes will prompt others to snap up its premier combat jet.

AFP

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