France, Saudi seeking to seal quickly billions of euros in deals


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  • Tuesday, 05 May 2015

French President Francois Hollande, right, is greeted by Saudi Arabia's King Salman upon his arrival at Riyadh airport, Saudi Arabia, Monday, May 4, 2015. REUTERS/Christophe Ena/Pool

RIYADH (Reuters) - France is in talks to agree billions of euros worth of contracts in Saudi Arabia that could be completed quickly, ranging from defence to civil aviation, transport and energy, the French government said on Tuesday.

Speaking after President Francois Hollande held talks with key ministers of Saudi Arabia's new cabinet, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said the two countries had set up a joint committee to seal some 20 projects over the coming months.

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