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Greece’s Prime Minister meets with Defence Minister of France

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Greek prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, met with Defense Minister of France, Sebastien Lecornu, to discuss the first Belharra frigate for Greece, on Thursday in Athens.

The Greece and France officials discussed the construction of the Belharra frigate in Greece and the Greece-France strategic defense agreement, according to Ekathimerini.

Greek prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Defense Minister of France, Sebastien Lecornu. Photo: Ekathimerini.

In early 2022, Greece’s government received parliamentary approval for a 3 billion euro agreement for three new French-made frigates, Skai.gr reported.

Greece signed a new arms deal with France worth over $4.4 billion to buy the three navy frigates and six additional Rafale fighter jets as Athens to increase its armed forces in response to rising tensions with Turkey. 

The three FDI-class French frigates will be built by Naval Group, a defence contractor located in western France that is set to be delivered by 2026

Source: Ekathimerini

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