Interfax: Moscow says Senegal promises to give materials confirming violations of fishing regulations by Russian boat
MOSCOW. Jan 9 (Interfax) – The Senegalese authorities have promised to provide Russia with materials confirming repeated violations of fishing regulations in the exclusive economic zone of Senegal by the crew of Russia’s Oleg Naydyonov vessel, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
“On January 8 the meeting of the Russian Ambassador to Senegal and Senegalese Foreign Minister, Mankeur Ndiaye, took place in Dakar, which was also attended by the Senegalese minister of fishing and ecology,” the Russian Foreign Ministry posted a statement on its website on Thursday.
“In his turn, Ndiaye said that repeated violations of fishing regulations in the exclusive economic zone of Senegal by the Russian vessel were the reason for the Oleg Naydyonov’s detention, having promised to send relevant official documents to the Russian embassy in Dakar,” the statement said.
“At the same time, the minister noted that Senegal was taking necessary steps to unblock the existing situation as quickly as possible,” the document said.
The Russian ambassador has demanded that the Senegalese authorities release the Oleg Naydyonov vessel and its crew immediately, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
“At that, the necessity to comply with international legal regulations regarding the Russian citizens, to take measures to ensure constant energy, food and fresh supplies of the trawler and our sailors and to provide necessary qualified medical care has been emphasized,” the statement said.