President Miguel Diaz-Canel affirms that Cuba works tirelessly for the return of doctors abducted in Kenya

Edited by Jorge Ruiz Miyares
2019-04-15 16:29:06

Assel Herrera  and Landy Rodríguez.

Havana, April 15 (RHC)-- President Miguel Diaz-Canel affirmed on Tweeter that Cuba is working tirelessly for the return of two doctors of the Caribbean state abducted in Kenya.

“Cuba works tirelessly for the safe return of Assel and Landy, our doctors kidnapped in Kenya. With them and their loved ones we share the certainty that their humanitarian mission will be respected and recognized. We believe in the power of Solidarity,” Díaz-Canel wrote on his tweeter account.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kenya, Monica Juma, during a telephone conversation with her Cuban counterpart Bruno Rodríguez over the weekend, conveyed the sympathy and solidarity of her government and people to relatives of the Cuban doctors.

Minister Bruno wrote on his Tweeter account: “I had a telephone conversation with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kenya, Monica Juma. We exchanged on the abduction of the two Cuban doctors and the actions being carried out by her government in the face of such an unfortunate incident. She expressed solidarity with the doctors’ families."


In another message, Minister Bruno Rodríguez stressed that Cuban collaborators in Kenya are safe and that the Cuban embassy in Nairobi has permanent communication with them and keeps their relatives in Cuba properly and duly informed.

The Cuban Ministry of Public Health informed on Friday about the kidnapping of two health collaborators from the Caribbean state, who were offering their services in Mandera, Kenya.


According to the official note, the kidnapped doctors are Assel Herrera Correa, a general practitioner from Las Tunas province, and Landy Rodríguez Hernández, a surgeon from Villa Clara province.


Cuba’s health cooperation with Kenya began in June of 2018. There are currently 101 doctors offering their services in the African nation.


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