HAVANA Cuba (Xinhua)
-- Two Cuban doctors abducted along
Kenya’s troubled border with Somalia in April are alive, Cuban
Health Minister Jose Angel Portal said on Friday.
press conference in Havana, Portal said Cuba was doing
everything it could to recover the kidnap victims and has so far
received no ransom demands from the kidnappers, as some media
sources had reported.
Efforts to secure the release of surgeon Landy Rodriguez and
internist Assel Herrera represent "a complex process that
requires time and discretion to succeed," he said.
"Cuba’s government will not cease its efforts for their
release," he added.
Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel recently spoke by phone
with his counterparts in Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, and Somalia,
Abdullahi Mohamed, to coordinate efforts to recover the doctors,
who appear to have been kidnapped by extremist group al-Shabaab,
which operates in the border area.
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