France nourishes the hope of selling in the future new ships, despite the failure of the contract to supply 2 of helicopter carrier type " Mistral ". About it as reports said Franus Hollande during a visit of the shipyard in Saint-Nazaire in Western France.
"Relations with Russia, which agreed on the abolition of the Treaty was adjusted. I even think we can reach agreement on the new courts, " said Hollande. The French leader did not specify, being civilian or military ships.
during the visit to the shipyard the leader of France climbed aboard one built for Russia and eventually sold to Egypt helicopter carrier type " Mistral ".
a contract for production and delivery 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. In early August, Moscow and Paris terminated the contract for the construction and supply of 2 ships-docks-type " Mistral ".
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. The contract for the manufacture and delivery of vessels was signed in Cairo on October 10, in the presence of al-Sisi and Prime Minister of France Manuel Valls. It is assumed that the port of Egypt, the ships will arrive in the summer of 2016.