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‘Kuwait to ink Eurofighter deal with Italy next week’

BRUSSELS, Feb 11, (KUNA): Kuwaiti Deputy Premier and Defense Minister Sheikh Khaled Jarrah Al-Sabah held talks with Italian Defense Minister Roberta Pinotti which tackled several issues including Kuwait’s purchase of Eurofighters. “Just earlier, I met my Italian colleague and she will visit Kuwait Inshallah next week to complete the signing of this deal,” the minister told the Kuwait News Agency and Kuwait TV. The talks was held Thursday on the sidelines of the meeting of the international coalition against the so-called Islamic State (IS) or DAESH at the NATO headquarters in Brussels.

Italy, is one of the four industrial partners on the Eurofighter program alongside the UK, Spain and Germany. Referring to the anti-DAESH coalition meeting held earlier he said it was “very successful”. The meeting informed the participants in the coalition on the developments achieved against DAESH in Syria and Iraq and the successes achieved by the coalition and the liberation of the city of Ramadi, he added.

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