Paris has until now not requested permission of the Russian capital on the resale of ships of type " Mistral ", built for the Russian Navy, a third country, e.g. Egypt, but this may not be required, said Last news on the last working day of the week senior Commissioner of the Federal service for military-technical cooperation (FS VTS).
yesterday, Egypt's Ambassador in Paris Ihab Badawi said that the signing of the contract for the purchase by Egypt France 2 helicopter carrier type "Mistral" will be held during the visit to Cairo 10-11 October, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls. However, without the consent of the Russian capital such transaction cannot be considered legally valid.
"Moscow has until now not received a Request from Paris ", - said the head of the Department.
at the same time he noticed that data transfer vessels in case of conclusion of the contract will occur no earlier than 2016, that is after will be stripped of all the Russian equipment that currently stands on these ships and placed during disassembly." The inquiry may not be required, but then Moscow must receive written notice of the transfer of vessels, " said Commissioner FS PTS.
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.
at the end of September it was announced that the head of the French Republic Francois Hollande reached an agreement with its Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on the sale of Egypt 2 destined for the Russian Federation helicopter carrier.