Russian Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov and a delegation from Indonesia headed by Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Sofyan Djalil visited Kazan Helicopters, a Russian Helicopters company (part of State Corporation Rostec), on 9 April.
The delegation was met by Interim President of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov and Deputy CEO of Russian Helicopters, CEO of Kazan Helicopters Vadim Ligai. In his welcome address, he said “Russian Helicopters and Kazan Helicopters are continuously seeking to expand cooperation between Russia and Indonesia in the delivery of helicopters via Rosoboronexport. Indonesia has been a key strategic partner for many years, and I am confident that our cooperation will continue to strengthen.”
Denis Manturov stressed that, particularly in today’s complex geopolitical environment, Russia will continue to work to support trade flows from the Asia Pacific region. “Indonesia is one of our key partners, not only in the Asia Pacific region, but internationally as a whole. Bilateral trade and economic cooperation is a crucial part of the relations between our two countries. It is important to note that, from industry’s perspective, our two countries are not in competition, they complement each other,” he said.
The delegation toured the production facility and an exhibition at the plant showcasing the new multirole Mi-17V-5 helicopters. Vadim Ligai told members of the delegation about the phased upgrade programme for this model, its technological and functional capabilities, and its diverse range of possible uses.