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Fight against terrorism at heart of our priorities: French minister

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The fight against terrorism is at the heart of France's priorities and the country will stay alongside in this battle, French and Foreign Affairs Jean Baptiste said on Monday.

Speaking on the sidelines of an event here, said that was "committed at the international level to fight against terrorism and financing terrorism".

"The fight against terrorism is at the heart of our priorities. is with in this fight. And I think we must address different things. Cyber security, for example, is crucial in the road map. The fight against financing terror is a every day fight and we have a strong relation in that field," said.

Answering a query on the fighter jet deal, Lemoyne said it was a tool for strengthening the sovereignty of and that the did not care about the controversies.

"We don't care about controversies. We have cooperation, we have a road map. We just want to deliver," he said.

He was asked if the controversy over the deal was settled as the had returned to power.

Lemoyne said it was in the national interest of the two to be more sovereign.

The had made several allegations against the over the cost of the deal, claiming that it was much higher compared to the price negotiated by the

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First Published: Mon, June 10 2019. 22:16 IST
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