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Qatar signed contract to buy 24 Rafale fighter jets in 6.3 billion deal.

Qatar signed a 6.3 billion-euro deal with French defence group Dassault on Monday, to buy 24 Rafale fighter jets,  in a ceremony attended by the leaders of both countries in Doha.

The contract was signed by Dassault CEO Eric Trappier and Qatari General Ahmed al-Malki.

French President Francois Hollande told  General Malki during the ceremony that Qatar had made a “good choice” in purchasing the warplanes, an AFP report 2-2012-3-rafalesaid.