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The first meeting of the Russia–Indonesia working group on fisheries June 13,2019   |  Source: TASS

Vasily Sokolov, Deputy Head of the Russian Federal Agency for Fisheries, and Edi Suharto, Plenipotentiary Minister, Counselor, Head of the Economic Department of the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in the Russian Federation, met at the Federal Agency for Fisheries on 10 June to discuss the details of the first meeting of the Russia–Indonesia Working Group on Cooperation in Fisheries and Marine Economy.

As Vasily Sokolov noted, the two countries cooperate successfully within the framework of the Russian–Indonesian Commission on Trade, Economic and Technical Cooperation. At the meeting of the Commission in October 2018, both nations agreed to establish a Russia–Indonesia Working Group on Cooperation in Fisheries and Marine Economy and hold its first meeting in the second half of 2019.

"Indonesia is actively working to counter IUU fishing and we welcome this and cooperate with you in this sphere. I am confident that the time has come to expand our cooperation and develop other areas in the fisheries sector," - said Vasily Sokolov.

Participation by the Indonesian delegation in the III Global Fishery Forum and International Exhibition of Fish Industry, Seafood and Technology (Seafood Expo Russia) and the holding of the Working Group meeting as part of the



Theme(s): Fisheries Development and Aquaculture.

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