Cuban authorities said they were ready to send a team of doctors and rescuers to assist in rescue efforts in earthquake-stricken Japan, Cuba’s AIN news agency reported on Tuesday.
Cuban Ambassador to Japan Jose Fernandez de Cossio also said all Cubans currently in Japan were ready to render any necessary aid.
Relief operations continue in Japan following a devastating 9.0-magnitude earthquake and tsunami that have killed nearly 6,000 people and left thousands missing. Aftershocks still continue to rattle the area.
Groups of Cuban doctors worked in Haiti during last year’s severe earthquake, helping at least 71,000 victims of the natural disaster and cholera outbreak that followed.
HAVANA, March 15 (RIA Novosti)