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Cuba thanks Kenya for clarifying doctors’ situation

Havana, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez thanked Kenyan President William Ruto on Thursday for his interest in supporting the efforts to clarify the situation of two Cuban physicians who were kidnapped in that country.

On his X profile, the foreign minister highlighted the immediacy with which Ruto received Cuban Parliament President Esteban Lazo, Special Envoy of the Cuban Government with the mission of gathering information on that matter.

Lazo traveled to Kenya on Tuesday to inquire about Drs. Assel Herrera Correa and Landy Rodriguez Hernandez, who were abducted in 2019 by the Somali terrorist group Al-Shabaab, while providing health care to local people.

According to unconfirmed reports, the doctors were killed in a bombing by the United States African Command (AFRICOM) on spots of the violent organization in the town of Dilib, Somalia.

Cuba gives absolute priority to those efforts, which will be maintained until all possibilities are exhausted to confirm the physicians’ situation, the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated recently.