Victoria Ivanova. Resale of Egypt 2 destined for Russia's helicopter carrier type "Mistral" will not cause the Paris financial losses, said on Wednesday the official representative of the government of France Stephane Le Foll.
"I completely refute all that is said about certain of the damage from this contract, in comparison with sale (helicopter) Russia," said Le Foll, a speech at the meeting of the Cabinet. The words of the official messenger leads the Agency.
on Wednesday, the Elysee Palace issued a statement of the President of the country Francois Hollande, has reported it has reached agreement on the "principles and conditions for the sale of "Mistral" Egypt ".
first, the French media reported that a delegation from the Egyptian holding a high position bureaucrats in Paris discusses the rules of acquisition 2 " Mistral ", but the parties do not have the opportunity to come to a consensus about the final price of the vessels. It is planned that one of the "Mistral" will be on duty in the Red sea, and another will take the position in the Mediterranean.
in the period from 2014 Egypt has already received from France four Gowind Corvette, the Price of which amounted to 1 billion euros, the FREMM frigate for 900 million euros, and 24 Rafale fighter, the Price of which is believed to be ? 3 billion. The amount of other purchases of Egypt in terms of armaments in France amounted to 1, 1 billion euros.
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.