President Uhuru Kenyatta has congratulated the outgoing Cuban Ambassador to Kenya Ernest Gomez Diaz for his excellent work of building good relations between the two countries, especially in the Health sector.

"It was an honour to have had you here. You have done a lot to strengthen relationships between our two countries. It is through your efforts that every Kenyan knows about Cuba because of the Cuban Doctors," said Kenyatta.

The president has also assured the outgoing Cuban envoy of Kenya’s continued partnership with Cuba on the global stage especially in the campaign for lifting the international restrictions against the Island nation.

On his part, Ambassador Diaz thanked the government for the support he received during his time and assured the President of Cuba’s deep commitment to the expansion of bilateral relations between the two nations.

He said his country will continue to offer training to Kenyan doctors, citing that Cuban malaria experts have already arrived in Kenya.

"We will continue with the exchange of Doctors and also we appreciate the efforts towards lifting sanctions against Cuba," said Diaz.

Separately, President Kenyatta held another meeting in the State House with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair who paid him a courtesy visit.