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Russia presses for French warship technology

Friday, June 11, 2010
Russias President Dmitry Medvedev, third left, is welcomed by Frances Prime Minister Francois Fillon, second left, prior to their meeting at the Matignon, the official residence of the Prime Minister of France, Tuesday, March 2, 2010 during a formal 2 day-state visit in Paris. Russia and France took their courtship to a new level in Paris on Monday, entering talks about the sale of four French warships to Moscow, standing together against nuclear-minded Iran and urging a new global financial order. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev, third left, is welcomed by France's Prime Minister Francois Fillon, second left, prior to their meeting at the Matignon, the official residence of the Prime Minister of France, Tuesday, March 2, 2010 during a formal 2 day-state visit in Paris. Russia and France took their courtship to a new level in Paris on Monday, entering talks about the sale of four French warships to Moscow, standing together against nuclear-minded Iran and urging a new global financial order. (AP Photo/Francois Mori) (AP Photo)

PARIS (AP) - Russia's industry minister says he wants to build French-designed warships in Russian plants, and eventually expand cooperation with France to include joint submarine, fighter jet or other manufacturing.

Viktor Khristenko told The AP at an exhibit in Paris that "for me as industry minister, it would be better to bring the construction to Russia" of Mistral class warships. France is in talks about selling the warships to Russia.

The discussions are a key part of talks that Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is having with France's president and prime minister in Paris this week. One issue is where the ship or ships would be made.

Putin said Friday he wants to deepen cooperation with France. Francois Fillon at his side said "vive la Russie!"

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