JAKARTA: Indonesia said Tuesday it would trade palm oil, coffee and tea for Russian fighter jets, saying it wanted to capitalize on international sanctions on Moscow as Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was due to arrive for a visit.
Indonesia and Russia signed a memorandum of understanding to exchange 11 Russian-made Sukhoi fighters for key commodities in Moscow last week, a spokesman for Indonesia’s trade ministry said.
“The idea was proposed last year and some people suggested Indonesia should trade the jets with our main commodities,” spokesman Marolop Nainggolan told Agence France-Presse.
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Source: The Manila Times