August 22, 2017 – Fort Russ News – by Paul Antonopoulos
Officials in the Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital, have announced that Russia is set to sell 11 Sukhoi fighter jets to the Southeast Asian country.
The 11 jets worth $1.14 billion will be paid by Indonesia shipping around $570 million in commodities, with the remainder paid on cash.
Indonesia’s Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita and Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu said in a joint statement on Tuesday that the jets are expected to be delivered in states beginning in two years time.
Lukita had earlier signalled that the commodities to be sent to Russia are “still being negotiated” but will likely include palm oil, tea and coffee.
Efforts are being made between Russia and Indonesia to expand bilateral relations through tourism, aviation, energy, education and technology.