China frees Vietnamese fishermen, vessels

Boats in central province of Quang Ngai  are ready for a new fishing trip. (Photo: Tuoi Tre Newspaper)

China released all the Vietnamese fishermen on board fishing boat QNg 95031 and two other vessels on August 11, Foreign Ministry spokesman Le Dung told the media.

The Chinese side apprised the Vietnamese embassy in Beijing of the fact on the same day, he said.

The fishermen and their boats are scheduled to return home in a few days’ time, he said.

Vietnamese agencies are working with the Chinese to settle remaining issues, he added.

By Thanh Nam – Translated by Truc Thinh

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