MOSCOW, April 22 – RIA Novosti. Malaysia will consider any request from Russia regarding the supply of semiconductors and electronics, Bala Chandran, the country’s ambassador to Moscow, said in an interview with RIA Novosti.
“Malaysian industry is market-oriented. And I am quite sure that any request from the Russian side regarding the supply of such products will be considered,” the diplomat said.
He clarified that at the moment he is not aware of any negotiations at the government level, but at the same time expressed hope for a dialogue between businesses.
“I am very glad that you think that Malaysia could become a supplier of high-tech equipment to Russia. Malaysia is one of the largest exporters of semiconductors with an annual volume of $ 8.7 billion. The electronics sector provides almost 6% of Malaysia’s GDP. Therefore, I am pleased that you have raised this topic,” the ambassador said.
The interlocutor of the agency added that the Malaysian economy is very open. “We are a trading state. Therefore, of course, our business sector will respond to the demand and supply of products on the world market, including semiconductors, electronics and electronic devices,” the diplomat explained.
On February 24, Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine. In response, Western countries announced large-scale sanctions against Moscow, primarily in the banking sector and the supply of high-tech products. Individual brands have announced they will stop working in the country.
The Kremlin called these measures an economic war like no other. The authorities stressed their readiness for such a development of events and assured that they would continue to fulfill social obligations.
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