The Vietnamese Embassy in Indonesia, in coordination with relevant local agencies, on Oct. 25 arranged for 27 Vietnamese fishermen to fly home safely.

The Vietnamese fishermen were arrested by Indonesian authorities while fishing in the vicinity of Indonesia ’s Pontianak island.

They received an amnesty from Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono during Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung’s visit to Indonesia in mid-September.

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono assigned Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries Fadel Muhammad to coordinate with the Vietnamese Embassy to complete necessary procedures to allow the fishermen to return home./.