(Source: Defense News 02/10/2015) – Official: French-Egyptian Arms Talks Continue – By Pierre Tran
France is still in talks with Egypt on the sale of Rafale fighter jets, a multimission frigate and missiles, a French Defense Ministry spokesman said, denying a press report that the Egyptian political leader has approved the arms deal.
“There are still a few days of dialogue, during which we will remain extremely cautious over making any hasty announcements,” the spokesman said.
Afternoon daily Le Monde reported that Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi approved on Monday evening the contract to buy 24 Rafales, a multimission frigate and MBDA missiles worth more than €5 billion (US $5.7 billion) and the official signing could take place in the next few days. (…)