Originally posted by $tranger
i was hoping that someone french could translate it
MOSCOW ( AP) - Russia and France intend to intensify their military cooperation and the common production of armaments to answer the regional and
world threats, announced on Friday in Moscow Ministers of Defence of both countries.
" Two very good working sessions which we had in private and with all co-workers were held in a climate of big warmheartedness, big confidence and
also in a state of mind very practical, constructive and turned to the future ", indicated the Minister French Michele Alliot-Marie after an
interview(maintenance) with her homologue Serguei Ivanov.
Both countries, which had firmly opposed to the release of a war in Iraq, threatening both to resort to their right of veto for the UN Security
Council, strengthened their political and diplomatic cooperation these last months. They wish at the moment to make also on the military plan.
By welcoming Mrs Alliot-Marie, Serguei Ivanov considered that the French-Russian relations established(constituted) " one of the elements the most
importing(mattering) " for the stability in Europe. He(it) besides recognized that Paris and Moscow had substantially maintained their relations for
the recent period.
Both Ministers clarified that their countries intended to develop armaments which can be sold to thirds(third parties) and organize exercises common
to improve the capacity of the Russian and French armed forces to be together worked.
They also emitted(uttered) the hope of a link(coming together) in the field of the industry of defence. Both countries already work on the conception
of a new generation of combat aircraft MiG. Other projects common are for the study, according to Mr Ivanov. " Already, we have cooperations in
industrial material(subject) and armément. We also have partnerships and exchanges of officers at the level of the forming(training) ", raised(found)
She also observed that, from a historic point of view, Russia and France were united by military links strong in measure to help them to develop
better relations in the XXIth century. " These relations are former(old) and very strong ", she said, considering as "excellent" the current
links. " The contacts between Russians and Frenchman become intensified and develop successfully ", Mr Ivanov is for his congratulated part. Both
Ministers besides evoked the international situation, notably the question of Forces of preservation of the peace in the Balkans and in Afghanistan.
Mrs Alliot-Marie assured that the war in Iraq had not created particular tensions within the international force parked on Afghan territory. AP.
This country ( France ) will betray us all !!!