Henry Riva Brigade Brings Cuban Solidarity to Turkey

The presence in Turkey of the collaborators from the Henry Riva Brigade is an expression of the sense of solidarity of the Cuban people, Foreign Minister of the island Bruno Rodriguez Parilla said today.

In his official Twitter profile, the Minister of Foreign Affairs emphasized that the departure of 32 medical workers from Cuba to the Eurasian country demonstrates the support and sympathy of the Caribbean nation for the Turkish people after the February 6 earthquakes of magnitude 7.8 and 7.5 on the Richter scale.

Rodríguez Parrilla also shared a message from his Turkish counterpart, Mevlut Cavusoglu, in which he thanks the countries and international organizations that have offered their assistance in the face of a natural disaster that has killed more than 40,600 people so far.

“The images that come to us from our employees in Turkey speak of sensitivity and commitment, closeness and accompaniment, because our teams also leave a lot of that around the world,” the Cuban health minister recently wrote on the same social network. Portal of Jose Angel.

In order to assist in the recovery of earthquake victims on February 12 this year, Cuban collaborators arrived in Turkey, and four days later eight of them moved to the city of Buyukyapalak Elbistan, where, accompanied by an interpreter, they work in a medical clinic, fully staffed by staff from the largest of the Antilles.

The Henry Riva International Contingent of Emergency and Serious Epidemic Doctors was created by the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro Ruz, and its mission is to provide humanitarian and health care to populations affected by natural disasters and epidemics in other countries and to help them recovery.

Since its founding on September 19, 2005, the Henry Reeve Contingent has provided assistance to the population affected by earthquakes in Pakistan (2005), Indonesia (2006), Peru (2007), China (2008), Haiti ( 2010), Chile (2010), Nepal (2015), Ecuador (2016) and Mexico (2017).

(Taken from ASN)

Source: Juventud Rebelde

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