Warplane sale on French agenda in UAE

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 15, 2013 at 3:31 am •  Published: January 15, 2013
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Hollande urged for more investments in renewable energy and efforts to renovate older cities for greater energy efficiency. He added that he hoped Paris could host an international climate conference in 2015.

Hollande is hoping for a breakthrough in the stalled talks over the fighter jet sale by France's Dassault Aviation. The company has been in negotiations with the UAE for years in efforts to sell the Rafale, which is currently used only by France. The UAE is a major customer for U.S. warplanes and military equipment.

In late 2011, a senior UAE defense official cast doubts on the possible Rafale sale by claiming the Dassault was seeking "uncompetitive and unworkable commercial terms."



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