Vietnamese fishermen were released in April - Illustrative photo (Photo: VNA)
 
 
Hanoi (VNA) – Indonesian authorities have released four Vietnamese boats and most of fishermen who were detained on May 21, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

The ministry said five Vietnamese fishing boats were stopped by Indonesian sea patrol while operating in waters about 18 nautical miles to the north from the delimitation line of continental shelf between Vietnam and Indonesia. 

One Vietnamese boat sank during the process and Vietnamese authorised force rescued one Indonesian officer.
 
Vietnam is requesting Indonesia to release the remaining fishermen they seized in the incident.

The two sides are coordinating to settle the incident in line with the friendship and the strategic partnership between the two countries. -VNA