Russian Sukhoi Su-35 and Su-34 fighter jets fly above the Ivan the Great Bell Tower during a rehearsal for the Victory Day military parade in central Moscow on May 4, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

Hanoi (VNA) – Indonesia will buy 11 Sukhoi fighter jets from Russia worth 1.14 billion USD in exchange for cash and commodities, Indonesian officials have said.

Details of the type and volume of commodities were “still being negotiated”, Indonesian Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita said in a joint statement with Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu on August 21.

Previously the Indonesian trade minister had said the exports could include palm oil, tea and coffee.

Indonesia, which had a 411 million USD trade surplus with Russia in 2016, wants to expand bilateral cooperation in tourism, education, energy, technology and aviation, among other fields.-VNA