June 7, 2008 / 12:42 PM / 12 years ago

France, Greece arms sale talks go well-French offical

BEIRUT, June 7 (Reuters) - Talks between France and Greece over the possible sale of Rafale figter jets, Super Puma helicopters and Fremm frigates are “advancing well”, an official close to French president Nicolas Sarkozy said on Saturday.

The talks are about the possible Greek purchase of 40 Rafale planes made by Dassault (AVMD.PA), 10 navy frigates and some 15 Super Pumas from Eurocopter EAD.PA, the official said at the margin of a visit by Sarkozy to Lebanon.

“That is what is on the table,” the official, who declined to be named, said; “The three dossiers are advancing well.”

Last week the president’s office said the United Arab Emerates would buy 63 Rafale fighters to replace their French-made Mirage jets — the first ever foreign order for the Rafale.

Reporting by Emmanel Jarry

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