Lithuania signs contract with Nexter to buy 18 French Caesar artillery guns

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PARIS (Reuters) - Lithuania's Defence Ministry signed a contract with French group Nexter for the purchase of 18 Caesar artillery guns, French Defence Minister Sebastien Lecornu said on Twitter.

The deal was signed during a visit of Lithuania's Defence Minister to Paris and is part of an agreement strengthening defence ties between the two countries, Lecornu said.

(Reporting by Dominique Vidalon; Editing by Jan Harvey)