• Short Summary

    MR EMANUEL KINI, CONGO AMBASSADOR IN BELGIUM, TOURED A DIAMOND WORKS IN ANTWERP, JUNE 7.?

  • Description

    MR EMANUEL KINI, CONGO AMBASSADOR IN BELGIUM, TOURED A DIAMOND WORKS IN ANTWERP, JUNE 7. THERE HE SAW THE MANY STAGES IN THE PREPARATION OF COMMERCIAL GEMS FROM THE ROUGH STONES.

    HE WATCHED AS HIGHLY SKILLED CRAFTSMEN CUT THE IMPERFECTIONS FROM THE ROUGH STONES, AND WAS SHOWN A COLLECTION OF ROUGH STONES, THE BIGGEST OF WHICH WAS 85 CARATS. HE ALSO SAW WORKMEN CUTTING AND POLISHING DIAMONDS IN MANY DESIGNS READY FOR MOUNTING.

    IT WAS IN MARCH THIS YEAR THAT MR KINI ARRIVED IN BELGIUM, MARKING THE COMPLETE RESUMPTION OF DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS, SEVERED IN 1960, WHEN THE LATE PATRICE LUMUMBA, THEN PRIME MINISTER, BROKE WITH BELGIUM AFTER WHAT HE TERMED NEO-COLONIAL INTERFERENCE.

    ANTWERP SHARES WITH AMSTERDAM IN HOLLAND, A LEADING PLACE IN THE PREPARATION OF DIAMONDS FOR THE WORLD'S MARKETS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA16VBUROO7MRMN8XNXYD8URWOY
    Media URN:
    VLVA16VBUROO7MRMN8XNXYD8URWOY
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/06/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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