The Vice President of the Cuban Council of State and of Ministers, HE Ines Maria Chapman has extended her appreciation to the Government of Kenya for the support extended to the Cuban doctors working in Kenya.
Speaking when she paid a courtesy call, Monday on the Speaker of the Senate, Rt Hon Kenneth Lusaka at Parliament Buildings, HE Chapman observed that agriculture and biotechnology development were potential areas of deepening their countries’ cooperation.
“My delegation and I had the opportunity to engage with Cuban doctors working in Kenya’s 47 counties. We thank your Government for the support they continue to extend and for the opportunity availed to positively impact the local communities,” said HE Chapman.
Speaker Lusaka, on his part, recognized the role played by Cuba in contributing to Kenya’s devolution success story.
“We appreciate the ongoing training for Kenyan doctors in Cuba and the direct contribution by Cuban doctors’ to the health of our citizens,” said Lusaka.
“Your contribution to our health sector – a devolved function – is worth note. As we explore areas of cooperation, agriculture which is also a devolved function should be paramount as we seek to achieve food security for our population: a priority agenda of our Government.”
Also present at the meeting were- Senate Majority leader, Sen Kipchumba Murkomen; Chairperson, Labour and Social Welfare Committee, Sen Johnson Sakaja and Chairperson, Committee on Health, Sen Michael Mbito.