Cuba, Kenya continues negotiations on the return of abducted doctors – Prensa Latina

According to the Granma newspaper, the minister had recently spoken by telephone with his Kenyan counterpart Mutahi Kagwe and discussed the measures to bring the Cuban doctors back.

They also focused on the development of medical collaboration between the two countries and their projections.

Kagwe reiterated the interest in Cuban cooperation and thanked the work of Cuban specialists in the Caribbean and the training of their students in this country.

Doctors Assel Herrera, a general comprehensive medicine specialist from the Las Tunas province in the east of the country, and Landy Rodriguez, a surgeon from Villa Clara (center), were part of the Cuban medical mission in Kenya.

According to press reports, they were ambushed and kidnapped by members of the Al Shabab group while on duty on April 12, 2019 and taken to Somalia, a neighboring country in Kenya.

Since that moment, the Cuban government at the highest level has been in constant communication with the authorities of these two nations in order to return them both and keeps the families of the specialists informed.

President Miguel Diaz-Canel spoke to the Presidents of Kenya and Somalia and had more than one meeting with the families of Assel Herrera and Landy Rodriguez.

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