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Cuba denies news of the alleged release of two abducted Cuban doctors

medicos secuestradossJuan Antonio Fernández Palacios, general director of Cuba’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs department of Press, Communication and Image, denied information that was circulated this morning and been repeated by the press and on digital social media, regarding the alleged release of the two abducted Cuban doctors, Assel Herrera Correa and Landy Rodríguez Hernández.

Fernández stated that government authorities are closely following this issue, which is of great interest to our people, adding that the steps taken and significant efforts made continue, to guarantee the release and safe return to the homeland of our two internationalist health collaborators.

On October 5th, Cuban Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, communicated through his official Twitter account, that he had held a conversation with his Somali counterpart, Ahmed Isse Awad.

Rodríguez Parrilla thanked the Somali government for its support and work to guarantee the safe return of the two Cuban health professionals, abducted in Kenya on April 12, 2018, and later transported to that nation.

Assel Herrera Correa, a specialist in comprehensive general medicine from Las Tunas, and Landy Rodríguez Hernández, a surgeon from Villa Clara, were in Kenya providing health services as part of the Cuban medical brigade there.

Rodríguez Parrilla additionally emphasized the willingness to strengthen bilateral ties between Cuba and Somalia.

(Source: Granma)

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