Egypt receives first of 2 French Mistral warships

By REUTERS
June 2, 2016 14:46

 
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CAIRO - Egypt on Thursday received the first of two French Mistral helicopter carriers and said the second would arrive in September as part a deal signed last year.

France agreed last year to sell two Mistral helicopter carriers to Egypt for 950 million euros (656 million pounds) after their sale to Russia was cancelled last August.

"We now have advanced capabilities in confronting terrorism within our borders and on our shores," Minister of Defence Sedky Sobhi said during a handover ceremony in Toulouse.

"It increases our combat capabilities and our ability to carry out long-term missions at sea...and we are awaiting on the arrival of the second in September," he said.

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