OSLO Feb 3 Norway has picked Germany as its
strategic partner for new submarines, Defence Minister Ine
Eriksen Soereide announced on Friday.
The Nordic country last April said France's DCNS and
Germany's ThyssenKrupp were the strongest candidates to supply
submarines to replace its existing fleet.
"Norway will now enter into final negotiations with German
authorities. When a government-to-government agreement is in
place, a German-Norwegian negotiation towards the German
submarine supplier Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems will commence,"
(Reporting by Joachim Dagenborg, writing by Terje Solsvik,
editing by Nerijus Adomaitis)