Egypt conducts dialogues with France about the possibility of buying 2 helicopter " Mistral ", the delivery of which to the Russian Federation was disrupted, said an unnamed Commissioner of the government of France.
"agreement on the issue with Egypt is one of the serious options ", – said an unnamed Commissioner of the French government to the newspaper the wall Street Journal, reports news Agency.
Mistral would give Egypt the opportunity to make a wider military presence in the region and would strengthen the efforts of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in the battle with militants in areas such as the Sinai Peninsula, the source said. According to a source, the deal would also strengthen the connection of France with the allies in the middle East who had doubts on the question of U.S. commitment to regional security after it signed an agreement on Iran's nuclear program. On Wednesday, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin called a trade secret, a possible debate at the highest level the issue of the interest of Egypt to the purchase of " Mistral ". He said that now the question of the sale and purchase of "Mistral" is only in the conduct of France. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin and the head of the French Republic Francois Hollande on August 6 agreed to halt the validity of the contract for construction and supply of 2 amphibious assault ships of the " Mistral ". Then the head of the French Republic Francois Hollande said that Paris is without question will find buyers for the helicopter. Last year Paris at the time stopped the supply ships, for which he received the money, citing his disagreement with the policy of Russia in Ukraine. Opposing political force and the trade unions in France has criticized the President of the Fifth Republic for refusing to put Russia "Mistral" alleging pressure from the capital of the USA.