Raphael Daminov. Authorized official of the presidential office of the Speaker of Egypt and the Egyptian foreign Minister was unable to assure data reaches Cairo and Paris of the contract on conditions of sale 2 destined for the Russian Federation of helicopter carrier " Mistral ".
on Wednesday, it was announced that the delegation of Egypt holding a high position of bureaucrats in Paris discusses the rules of acquisition 2 " Mistral ", but the parties have the opportunity to come to a consensus about the final price of the ships. The Agency later informed that the presidents of France and Egypt have reached agreement on the terms of the sale of helicopter carrier.
"I about It know nothing. It concerns the Ministry of defence of the country, applications for such information should expect from them, " said the Official Commissioner of the office of the head of the country Ala Yousef.
The speaker of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Egypt Ahmed Abu Zeid also said that " the foreign Ministry of the country on such information at present to comment on nothing ".
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.
2014 Egypt has already received from France four corvettes Gowind price of EUR 1 billion, a FREMM frigate for 900 million euros and 24 Rafale fighter price of about 3 billion euros. The volume of other procurement of Egypt in terms of weapons in France amounted to 1, 1 billion euros.
a contract for production and delivery to the Russian Federation of 2 "Mistral" cost 1, 2 billion Euro was concluded between the French DCNS/STX and the "Rosoboronexport" in 2011. France had to give 1st ship "Vladivostok" in November 2014, but due to the events in Ukraine and the imposition of sanctions against Russia that never was. In early August, Moscow and Paris adopted a conclusion on termination of validity of the contract. France after the return of the Russian equipment installed on the " Mistral ", will be able to dispose of the helicopter.