PARIS (Reuters) – The Dassault company will continue to play a strategic role for the French armed forces, the country’s defense minister Florence Parly said on Tuesday, following the death of billionaire industrialist Serge Dassault.
“This is a company in which the state cannot play down its own interests,” Parly told the Public Senat channel in an interview, adding that the Dassault company represented a “strategic role” for the country’s armed forces ministry.
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Parly also said the French government would keep a close eye on the succession plans at the Dassault company.
Serge Dassault, whose group builds the Rafale war planes and owns Le Figaro newspaper, died in Paris on Monday aged 93.
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