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Uzbekistan intends to purchase 34 Airbus helicopters from France

Christian Fernsby |
Uzbekistan has signed a protocol of intention with France on the purchase of 34 Airbus helicopters to be used in emergency medical care purposes, a visiting French minister said.

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Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, minister of state attached to the minister for Europe and foreign affairs, said at a briefing held following his two-day visit to Uzbekistan that the Central Asian nation plans to buy 34 single-engine light utility helicopters from Airbus.

Lemoyne is visiting four Central Asian countries Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan from April 15 to 20 to discuss economic cooperation.

He also said that French development agency will finance a 73-million-euro project to modernize the Charvak hydro power plant near Tashkent.

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