Monday 11th 2011, the French Ambassador to Kuwait, Nada Yafi, said that the Rafale deal is not finalized yet :
[...]"Kuwait wants to assess the group of fighter jets and it has not yet finished, but the evaluation of Rafale seemed satisfactory in all aspects especially from the experts side," she said, asserting that it is Kuwait's right to asses other jets too.
Yafi announced that at the end of this month a special French envoy headed by of the French president will be visiting Kuwait in the context of a Gulf Tour to discuss with the supreme Kuwaiti authorities many affairs such as the Deauville Partnership
Yafi also revealed that the French Foreign Minster Alain Juppe will be visiting Kuwait to chair the ministerial conference of the Future Forum with his counterpart Shiek Dr. Mohammed Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah.
Source : http://kuwaitsamachar.com/