Indonesia returns 16 Vietnamese fishermen ahead of TetThe Vietnamese Embassy in Indonesia on February 12 completed procedures to receive 16 Vietnamese fishermen from Indonesian agencies at Soekarno Hatta International Airport in Jakarta. Nguyen Thanh Giang, who is in charge of consular affairs at the Vietnamese Embassy in Indonesia, is talking with Vietnamese fishermen before they return home. This is the last batch of freed Vietnamese fishermen in the year as Vietnam’s traditional New Year (Tet) is approaching. Most of the fishermen hail from Kien Giang and Tien Giang provinces in the south and the central provinces of Binh Dinh and Thanh Hoa. They are witnesses at trials held for Vietnamese captains and chief mechanics who were arrested by Indonesia for breaching the country’s territorial waters while fishing.
Source: VietNamNet News February 13, 2018 04:30 UTC