Representatives from the Vietnamese Embassy in Indonesia are talking with 36 fishermen before they return home. (Source:VNA)

Jakarta  (VNA) - The Vietnamese Embassy in Indonesia on April 21 completed procedures to repatriate 36 Vietnamese fishermen who were arrested by local authorities.

According to the embassy, nearly 120 Vietnamese fishermen detained by Indonesia have been brought home since the beginning of this year.

In recent times, Indonesia has toughened measures against fishing vessels that violate its sea territory.

The Vietnamese embassy has made efforts to protect Vietnamese fishermen while asking authorities at home to disseminate information for fishermen on obeying international laws when fishing offshore, particularly in international waters.

Meeting with the fishermen before they return home, the embassy representative, Tran Minh Cu, reminded them to strictly abide by the laws of both countries, and not to repeat violations of Indonesian waters or in other countries’ waters.

The fishermen thanked the embassy for its support for them during the time in Indonesia, committing to not repeating such actions in the future.-VNA