France's defense minister says the search for the remains of Air France Flight 447 will go on as long as there is hope of finding the plane's black boxes.

Herve Morin says he met with his Brazilian counterpart at the Paris Air Show and promised that "France is determined to continue the search."

He gave no more details about the search for the plane, which crashed into the sea on May 31 en route from Rio de Janeiro to Paris with 228 people aboard.

Morin said Tuesday it was important that both countries agree on the need to keep up the arduous search for the flight data and cockpit voice recorders in the deep waters of the mid-Atlantic.