NEW YORK, 22 SEPT – Malaysia has expressed their keen to purchase military hardware from Türkiye
“We may look at drones and helicopters… consider Türkiye’s specialization and expertise. However, I leave it to the military to determine what is best,’ said the Prime Minister after a bilateral meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the Turkish House, yesterday.
According to the BERNAMA report, the Prime Minister emphasized that he doesn’t want to interfere the Malaysian Armed Forces’ procurement.
“My policy is, as I’ve said to the Joint Chief of Staff, we do not want any interference in what needs to be obtained, what needs to be purchased,” he said.
Anwar stated the suitable equipment to be purchased from Türkiye would be decided by the Malaysian Armed Forces.
He said it was up to the Ministry of Defence to negotiate with the Ministry of Finance and the relevant government on the purchase of military equipment.
The two leaders discussed advancing relation between Putrajaya and Ankara based on a strategic partnership.
“Both leaders addressed regional and global issues affecting both countries during an exchange of ideas,
“They also discussed steps to enhance cooperation in the defence industry and evaluated efforts aimed at meeting Malaysia’s needs in this field,” Türkiye’s Communications Directorate said in a statement. – airtimes.my