Cuba in Permanent Contact with Kenya over Kidnappings of Doctors

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Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez ratified that Cuba is in a permanent contact with the Government of Kenya regarding the kidnappings of Cuban Doctors Assel Herrera and Landy Rodriguez in that African country.

The head of Cuban diplomacy said on Twitter that Kenyan authorities are making their biggest efforts in that delicate affair.

He added that the relatives of the two collaborators are being informed about their situation and a governmental contact group is working on this situation.

Previously, the Cuban Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP) had informed about the kidnappings of the two physicians, who were rendering their services in the county of Mandera, in Kenya. The Ministry said that Assel Herrera is a specialist in Integral General Medicine from eastern Las Tunas province, while Landy Rodriguez is a surgeon from central Villa Clara.

Cuba's medical collaboration in Kenya started in June 2018 and involves some 101 physicians.

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