French Defense Minister Due in UAE from India

Published May 20th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

France's Defense Minister Alain Richard is starting Saturday a visit to the United Arab Emirates on his way back from India, reported 

Richard is to meet Mohammed Bin Rashed al-Maktoum the crown prince and defense minister of Dubai to discuss defense relations, with the aim of reviving the military cooperation agreement signed by the two countries in 1995. 

Richard is to discuss Emirates' needs of weapons and the French military equipment especially in area of tankers and the maritime ships - specialized in monitoring coasts and borders, according to the agency – 


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