Qatar to buy 12 Rafale fighter jets Dec 08, 2017 0 579 12345 QNADohaThe Emir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani and French President Emmanuel Macron witnessed the signing of a host of deals between Qatar and France in various fields, especially in the defence and transport sectors.On Thursday, Qatar signed a deal with France to buy 12 French-built Rafale fighter jets. It comes on top of a 2015 agreement on the purchase of 24 Dassault Aviation-built Rafale warplanes.Qatar also signed a letter of intent to buy 490 VBCI armoured vehicles from Nexter, a French government-owned weapons manufacturer, in a potential deal worth 1.5 billion euros ($1.7 billion), the Elysee said.The two countries also signed a deal on the operation and maintenance of the Doha Metro, currently being built as the country prepares for the football World Cup in 2022. A cooperation agreement between the Public Works Authority (Ashghal) and French waste and water management group Suez was also signed. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Qatar's sovereignty and dignity above all considerations: Emir Dec 08, 2017 0 1217 Trump's Jerusalem move sparks unrest, fresh call for intifada Dec 08, 2017 0 402 QA in $6.4 bn deal to buy 50 Airbus A321 planes Dec 08, 2017 0 262 We count on Kuwaiti mediation efforts to resolve crisis: FM Tribune News Network Doha Qatar is ready for dialogue to resolve the ongoing Gulf crisis, but the blockading countries are avoiding coming to the negotiating table, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs .. UK to invest QR21 bn in Qatar projects Tribune News Network Doha The United Kingdom will invest QR21 billion to finance investment projects in Qatar, a Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC) statement said on Thursday. The decision reflects the confidence ..