UAE and France sign deal for 80 Rafale fighter jets

France and the United Arab Emirates confirmed on Friday that they had signed deal on the supply of 80 Rafale warplanes, manufactured by French company Dassault Aviation, Reuters reported.

French President Emmanuel Macron has forged a good relationship with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan (MBZ), with investments flowing between both countries.

According to the report Paris has a permanent military base in the Emirati capital.

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