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Inside story on talks over €5bn Naval Group submarine sale to Egypt

France's President Emmanuel Macron with Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi in Brest, France, 11 February 2022.
France's President Emmanuel Macron with Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi in Brest, France, 11 February 2022. © Ludovic Marin/Pool/AFP
The Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi wants to buy up to six Barracuda-class submarines from Naval Group, the European naval defence leader of which the French state owns 62%. But France is dragging its heels on what would be a more than €5bn contract. [...] (742 words)
Issue dated 07/09/2022 Reading time 3 minutes

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