Cuban president holds talks with his Kenyan counterpart

Havana, Oct 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel had a fruitful telephone conversation today with his Kenyan counterpart, Uhuru Kenyatta.
On his Twitter account, the Caribbean leader said that during the conversation they exchanged on topics of the bilateral agenda, multilateral issues and ratified the willingness to continue working together to achieve the safe return to the island of two Cuban doctors kidnapped more than a year ago.

The health collaborators Landy Rodriguez and Assel Herrera were kidnapped on April 12, 2019, when they were serving in that African country.

Since then, the Cuban government has been in permanent communication with the Kenyan and Somali authorities, where they are presumed to have been taken.

On October 7th, the Cuban Foreign Affairs Ministry denied information replicated by several media about the alleged release of the doctors.

The Press, Communication and Image General Director of the Caribbean nation’s Foreign Affairs Ministry, Juan Antonio Fernandez, ratified that his government is attentively following this issue, which is attracting the greatest interest from the population.

He also pointed out that efforts continue to be made to guarantee the release and safe return of aid workers to their homes.

Doctors Assel Herrera, specialist in General Comprehensive Medicine from Las Tunas Province, in the eastern area, and Landy Rodriguez, surgeon from Villa Clara (center), were members of the Cuban medical mission in Kenya.


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