Themes sale Malaysia ships "Mistral" is not in the agenda of the forthcoming visit to the country by French defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, said a diplomatic source in the capital of Malaysia.
"and in truth, between 2 countries have established close military-technical cooperation, the head of the Agency will be Authorized to accompany a major French factories of the defense complex," the source told the news Agency.
"Planned, for example, meeting servicing sold in 2002, 2 submarines" the bet ", as well as dialogues for the purchase of multi-role fighters " Rafale ", however, the issues associated with the " Mistral ", built for the Russian Federation, are not mentioned in the program of the visit, " He noted. According to the source, the head of the defense Ministry of France, which arrives on August 31, will hold a meeting with the Prime Minister of Malaysia Najib Razak and his counterpart Hishammuddin Hussein. In addition, negotiations are expected to discuss the circumstances with the security of the Asia-Pacific region and circumstances with those found on the island of reunion the wreckage. Remember, currently media discuss the different options for the fate of the French helicopter carrier that Paris has decided not to transfer to Moscow. On Wednesday, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin called a trade secret, a possible debate at the highest level the issue of interest in the purchase of "Mistral" of Egypt. He said that now the question of the sale and purchase of "Mistral" is only in the conduct of France. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin and the head of the French Republic Francois Hollande on August 6 agreed to halt the validity of the contract for construction and supply of 2 amphibious assault ships of the " Mistral ". Then the head of the French Republic Francois Hollande said that Paris is without question will find buyers for the helicopter. Last year Paris at the time stopped the supply ships, for which he received the money, citing his disagreement with the policy of Russia in Ukraine. Opposing political force and the trade unions in France has criticized the President of the Fifth Republic for refusing to put Russia "Mistral" alleging pressure from the capital of the USA.