Kuwait, Italy Set to Finalize $9 Billion Eurofighter Deal

Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)15.02.2016 Kuwait
Kuwait, Italy to Finalize $9 Billion Eurofighter Deal Next Week

Kuwait, Italy to Finalize $9 Billion Eurofighter Deal Next Week

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Kuwaiti Deputy Premier and Defense Minister Sheikh Khaled Jarrah Al-Sabah held talks with Italian Defense Minister Roberta Pinotti which tackled several issues including Kuwait's purchase of Eurofighters.

“Just earlier, I met my Italian counterpart and she will visit Kuwait next week to complete the signing of this deal,” the Minister told the Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) and Kuwait TV.

Kuwait signed a Memorandum of Understanding in September to buy 28 Eurofighter jets, the consortium that makes the aircraft said, in a deal worth up to €8 billion ($9 billion).

The talks were held Thursday on the sidelines of the meeting of the international coalition against the so-called Islamic State (IS) or Daesh at the NATO headquarters in Brussels.

Italy is one of the four industrial partners on the Eurofighter program alongside the UK, Spain and Germany.

Referring to the anti-Daesh coalition meeting held earlier he said it was “very successful.”

The meeting informed the participants in the coalition on the developments achieved against Daesh in Syria and Iraq and the successes achieved by the coalition and the liberation of the city of Ramadi, he added.

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