Victoria Ivanova. Paris nourishes the hope that the transaction of the sale of 2 built for Russia's helicopter carrier type "Mistral" new buyers will be concluded in the coming weeks, said the head of the Ministry of defense of France Jean-Yves Le Drian.
"Several countries lined up to buy 2 ships. I'm quite optimistic about what we will find a buyer in the coming weeks ", - quotes Agency the words Le Drian.
first, the French media reported that a "serious" interest in the acquisition of ships show Canada, India, Singapore and Egypt.
yesterday, the deputies of the French National Assembly at the meeting on Thursday approved the draft law on termination of validity of the contract for the erection and supply of RF 2 " Mistral ". Thirteen deputies voted for the adoption of the law, eight against.
After consideration in the National Assembly document, as required by the procedure, will be forwarded to the Senate (upper house of Parliament) of the country. It is assumed, because it will happen on 30 September - the last day of the extraordinary session of the French Parliament.
the contract for production and delivery of 2 helicopter carrier type "Mistral" price of 1, 2 billion euros was signed between the French DCNS/STX and the "Rosoboronexport" in 2011. France had to give the 1st ship "Vladivostok" in November of last year, but due to the events in Ukraine and the imposition of sanctions against Russia that never was. In early August, Moscow and Paris passed a conclusion on termination of validity of the contract for construction and supply of 2 ships-docks type " Mistral ". France After the return of Russian equipment installed on the "Mistral" will be able to dispose of the helicopter.