Paris, France – French Defense Minister Florence Parly announced that they will send a new frigate to the region in support of the United Nations resolution on the arms embargo imposed on Libya.
French Defense Minister Florence Parly announced that they will send a new frigate to the region in support of the United Nations resolution on the arms embargo imposed on Libya.
“In the coming weeks, we will deploy the Latouche-Treville frigate in the region to reduce tensions in Libya and support the UN arms embargo, which is a fundamental condition for the political process,” Parly said in a speech before French military officials. In this way, we will strengthen our contribution to the European Union’s operation IRINI,” she said.
Recalling that 42 percent of France’s arms exports were made to European countries in 2019, Parly said: “in this context, the Greek Prime Minister’s announcement that they will buy 18 Rafale fighter jets is a revolution for us, because for the first time a European country has expressed its desire to buy French jets.
No matter what some people think, it means a success for our aviation industry, a recognition of the value of the French military,” she said.
The Greek Administration has also announced that it will spend 10 billion euros on defence over the next 10 years.
Greek Prime Minister Mitsotakis announced that in the next 5 years they will strengthen the Greek army with 15 thousand new soldiers, and the Navy will receive 4 new frigates and 4 Romeo helicopters.