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Egypt: france rafale fighter jets deal

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Egypt: france rafale fighter jets deal

Highlights:

  • Egypt has tied up with France to buy 30 Rafale fighter jets
  • It is being told that the deal will be worth about $ 4.5 billion.
  • The deal may be announced between Egypt and France on Tuesday

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Egypt has tied up with France to buy 30 Rafale fighter jets. It is being told that the deal will be worth about $ 4.5 billion. The deal could be announced between Egypt’s Defense Ministry and France on Tuesday. It is being told that this agreement has been reached between Egypt and France to attack Turkey’s dangerous plans in Africa. Earlier in December, the French President announced that he would not allow the ability to act against violence in the Egyptian region to be weakened.

Egypt’s Ministry of Defense said the deal would be financed for at least 10 years through a loan. An Egyptian team is arriving in Paris on Tuesday for this deal. France had earlier signed a deal with Greece to sell 18 Rafale fighter jets. Qatar and India have also bought Rafale aircraft from France. Egypt is also buying $ 240 million missiles with the Rafale deal.
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France has not yet made a statement on the deal. France was Egypt’s largest arms supplier between 2013 and 2017. Egypt and France have had a very close relationship with the former military general Al Sisi in power. Both have interests in West Asia. Not only this, Egypt and France share a similar opinion against the suspicious attitude of Turkish President Erdogan.

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Earlier last year, Rafale fighter jets of French origin had launched a fierce attack on Turkey’s Al Watia airbase in Libya. Many Turkish planes, drones and fix wing aircraft were wrecked. It was claimed that many Turkish soldiers were also casualties in the attack. As reported by The Arab Weekly, tension between Egypt and Turkey over Libya is at its peak. Turkey has deployed its fighter jets, drones and missile systems at the Al Watia airbase in Nukat al Qamas district, 125 km from the Libyan capital, Tripoli. Which Egypt and France have described as a threat to their security. Egypt had also warned Turkey many times about this.


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Egypt and France had also warned Turkey several times over Turkey’s presence in Libya. Egypt even went so far as to say that if the Turkish-backed militias proceed towards the city, it would be forced to take military action. Erdogan wants Turkey to occupy the Mediterranean Sea filled with gas and oil. That is why, in the days of Turkey, marine oil exploration ships are sometimes entering Greece or sometimes in the strait of Cyprus. Tensions in Greece and Turkey had increased so much that the conditions of war between the armies of the two countries were created. At the same time, many European Union countries including France are also supporting Greece.

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