France in talks with UAE to replace Russian oil supplies, finance minister says

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France is in talks with the United Arab Emirates to replace Russian oil purchases, which will stop after the imposition of a European Union ban on Russian crude, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said Sunday.

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French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire arrives before a meeting with France’s President Emmanuel Macron and India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Elysee Palace in Paris May 4, 2022. (REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes/File Photo / Reuters Photos)

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“There are discussions with the United Arab Emirates. We have to find an alternative to Russian oil,” Le Maire told Europe 1 radio.

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