• Short Summary

    THE EX-BELGIAN LEADER OF THE PARTY FOR FREEDOM AND PROGRESS, M. OMER VANAUDENHOVE, HAS BEEN?

  • Description

    THE EX-BELGIAN LEADER OF THE PARTY FOR FREEDOM AND PROGRESS, M. OMER VANAUDENHOVE, HAS BEEN RECEIVED IN THE CONGO-KINSHASA CAPITAL BY PRESIDENT JOSEPH MOBUTU. ALSO WELCOMED WAS LT. GEN. WERBROUCK, A BELGIAN WHO SERVED AS COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE CONGOLESE ARMY BETWEEN 1956 AND 1958.

    THE RETURN TO AFRICAN OF BELGIANS PROMINENT IN THE HISTORY OF THE CONGO PROVED A HAPPY OCCASION. M. VANAUDENHOVE AND PRESIDENT MOBUTU EXCHANGED OPINIONS OF CURRENT TRENDS IN BELGIUM-CONGO-KINSHASA RELATIONS, AND OF THE GROWING FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN THE TWO STATES. THE BELGIAN POLITICIAN WAS ACCOMPANIED BY HIS WIFE AND ANOTHER COUNTRYMAN, SENATOR P.L.P. HOUGARDY.

    ALSO RECEIVED BY THE PRESIDENT WAS LT. GEN. WERBROUCK, A PERSONAL FRIEND. HE RECEIVED THE ORDER OF THE LEOPARD, A VERY HIGH HONOUR, FOR SERVICES TO THE COUNTRY BETWEEN 1956 AND 1958, AND "FOR GENERAL SERVICES" RENDERED TO THE CONGO SINCE 1933.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA204SHCSEGW27Q58P0MC43PRO9
    Media URN:
    VLVA204SHCSEGW27Q58P0MC43PRO9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/07/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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