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France-Libya nuclear deal worth at least 2 bln eur

(Corrects spelling of “according”, “billion” and “million” in third paragraph)

PARIS, Dec 11 (Reuters) - France and Libya have signed a cooperation agreement on the civilian use of nuclear energy worth at least two billion euros in potential contracts, the office of President Nicolas Sarkozy said on Tuesday.

France also signed contracts with construction company Vinci SGEF.PA and environment group Veolia VIE.PA on Monday.

According to Sarkozy’s office, Veolia signed a water contract with Libya worth 2.1 billion euros over 25 years while Vinci’s contracts, which cover the construction of Tripoli’s new airport and road building works, are worth around 600 million euros. (Reporting by Emmanuel Jarry)