France signs deal with Egypt for first export of Rafale jets

France on Monday signed its first export contract for Rafale fighter jets, with Egypt agreeing to buy 24 of the warplanes, an AFP correspondent said.

AFP| Last Updated: Feb 16, 2015, 23:37 PM IST

Cairo: France on Monday signed its first export contract for Rafale fighter jets, with Egypt agreeing to buy 24 of the warplanes, an AFP correspondent said.

Eric Trappier, chief executive officer of France`s Dassault Aviation, signed the multi-billion-euro contract at the presidential palace in Cairo in the presence of Egyptian leader Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian.