Vietnam, Indonesia intensify marine, fisheries cooperation hinh anh 1At the working session  (Photo: VNA)

Jakarta (VNA) Vietnamese Ambassador to Indonesia Pham Vinh Quang had a working session on October 16 with the host country’s Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries Edhy Prabowo to exchange views on measures to intensify bilateral marine and fisheries cooperation.

The Indonesian minister stressed that his government attaches importance to relations with Vietnam and expressed his hope to bring the cooperation with the country to a new height. He also proposed the two sides to cooperate more closely in the time to come.

As for the remaining issues, he agreed with Ambassador Quang to settle the problem of detained fishermen in the spirit of humanity and bilateral friendly relations, preventing it from adversely affecting the developing relations.

The minister further said the Indonesian side will positively consider so as to soon sign a memorandum of understanding between Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and his ministry on establishing a hotline against illegal fishing activities.

At the session, the two sides also exchanged ideas on the conditions of Vietnamese fishermen who are detained in Indonesia. The Indonesian side pledged to ensure their living conditions and health in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic./.