Qatar, France, Mirage sale and deal for 12 more Rafale jets

Chief of Staff of the Qatari Armed Forces Lt-General Ghanim Bin Shaheen Al-Ghanim met with Chief of Staff of the French Air Force General Philippe Lavigne on Tuesday 24/12/19 in Doha.

During the meeting, Lt-General Al-Ghanim is said to have reassured General Lavigne that there are no obstacles standing on the way of completing a deal to purchase 12 more Rafale jets.

Why did Lt-General Al-Ghanim say so?

Was there any relation with the Mirage 2000-5 issue?

These questions and more are answered in the following 354-word report.

[Partly reproduced in TR Defense Weekly Issue No 27/01 – January 03, 2020]

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