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Kenya thanks Cuba for COVID-19 help

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Kenya thanks Cuba for COVID-19 help
President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta (FILE)

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HAVANA – The President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta has acknowledged the assistance given to his country by the government of Cuba in the fight against COVID-19.

In delivering a report earlier this week to the diplomatic community in the capital Nairobi, the president thanked Cuba, saying that despite it being a small country with limited resources the government has always assisted the Kenyan people and government during the pandemic.

In turn, Cuba’s Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez tweeted a message of gratefulness to the Kenyan president by stressing that Cuba will always stand by the peoples and government of Africa.

On June 17, 2020, a brigade made up of 20 Cuban doctors arrived in Nairobi to support the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cuban medical cooperation with Kenya started in June 2018 following the dispatch of 101 medical specialists to that African nation as part of a bilateral accord which has benefitted large sectors of the Kenyan population. (CMC)