US government approves possible plane sales to Tunisia

Deal involves 12 T-6C Texan trainer aircrafts for an estimated cost of USD 234 million.

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Washington – The United States State Department determined to approve the “possible” sale to Tunisia of 12 T-6C Texan military trainer planes and related equipment, Kuwait News Agency (Kuna) reported this Friday (11). Estimated cost is USD 234 million.

Kuna reported that the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress of the possible sale and affirmed that the deal “will support the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping improve the defense capabilities and a capacity of a major non-NATO ally, which is an important force for political stability and economic progress in North Africa.”

“This potential sale will provide additional opportunities for bilateral engagements and further strengthen the bilateral relationship between the United States and Tunisia,” the US agency added, according to Kuna.

Translated by Guilherme Miranda

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