The Vietnamese Foreign Ministry’s spokesman called on Indonesia to address appropriately the issue of foreign fishing ships and fishermen supposedly operating in its waters in line with international law.

At a regular press conference on May 21, spokesman Le Hai Binh said Indonesia should pay attention to the worries of countries concerned when answering a question about Indonesia destroying foreign vessels allegedly caught to fish in its waters.

Indonesia should take in the spirit of treating the vessels and fisherman kindly, Binh said.

Indonesia destroyed 41 caught foreign vessels at several sites on May 20 in a move said to stop illegal fishing in its waters.-VNA