The French government has offered to supply Dassault Aviation-built Rafale fighter jets to Qatar’s army, Reuters reported Sunday.
Sylvia Westall writes French President Francois Hollande was in Doha for a meeting with Western and Arab leaders regarding the Syrian conflict.
“I made new proposals for air, land and naval defense,” Hollande told Qatar’s state news agency, according to Reuters.
“France will always be there for Qatar to ensure its defense and security,” Hollande added.
Paris has political and commercial ties with Qatar and Hollande’s state visit is expected to encourage further investment into France, according to the report.