France to study building nuclear reactors in Saudi Arabia

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius (right) shakes hands with Saudi Defence Minister Prince Mohamed bin Salman after a press conference in Paris on June 24, 2015France said Wednesday it will launch a feasibility study into building two nuclear reactors in Saudi Arabia as the two countries announced deals worth $12 billion (10.7 billion euros). The deals were announced following the first Franco-Saudi Joint Commission meeting in Paris, led by French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and Saudi Defence Minister Prince Mohamed bin Salman. Airbus will sell 23 H145 multipurpose helicopters to Saudi Arabia for 500 million euros and Saudi Arabian Airlines is buying 50 Airbus passenger jets worth about $8 billion — a deal first announced at last week's Paris Air Show.


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