The head of Egypt Abdel Fattah al-Sisi thanked French counterpart Francois Hollande for assisting in the implementation of the contract to purchase the Cairo 2 helicopter carrier type " Mistral ", about it on Tuesday said the office of the Egyptian leader.
Meeting 2 chapters countries on the sidelines taking place in new York of the UN General Assembly.
last Wednesday it was announced that in the course of a telephone conversation, the presidents have reached agreement on the "principles and conditions for the sale of "Mistral" Egypt ". The office of the Egyptian President and foreign Minister of the country deal commented.
"the head of al-Sisi thanked the French President for the assistance in the implementation by Egypt of the acquisition of 2-helicopter ", - is noted in circulation, the official envoy of the head of Egypt.
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. According to some French media referring to a source in the French Ministry of defence, ships are able to be delivered to Egypt in March 2016, after the Egyptian crews will be trained.
the contract for production and delivery of 2 helicopter carrier type "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 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 adopted a conclusion on termination of validity of the contract for the construction and supply of 2 ships-docks-type " Mistral ". France after the return of the Russian equipment installed on the " Mistral ", will be able to dispose of the helicopter.