“If you reduce or limit our imports, then we will take the same measures and will not buy your goods. We will purchase Russian aircraft, not yours, ”Mahathir quoted TASS at a business investment summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
He emphasized that ASEAN is ready to respond to any threats with a “united front”.
“ASEAN, having a very large market, does not want trade wars, but is ready to respond to all the negative steps that can be taken with respect to the organization,” said the head of the Malaysian government.
At the end of March, a fifth-generation Russian aircraft Su-57, as well as Su-35 and MiG-35 fighters, were presented at an exhibition in Malaysia.