• Short Summary

    MR TSHOMBE REJECTED AT PARIS AIRPORT TODAY (MONDAY) A RESOLUTION CRITICISING HIS GOVERNMENT PASSED BY THE ORGANISATION FOR AFRICAN UNITY LAST WEEK IN NAIROBI.

  • Description

    MR TSHOMBE REJECTED AT PARIS AIRPORT TODAY (MONDAY) A RESOLUTION CRITICISING HIS GOVERNMENT PASSED BY THE ORGANISATION FOR AFRICAN UNITY LAST WEEK IN NAIROBI. HE SAID THAT THE ARAB AFRICAN STATES WANTED TO "PERPETUATE IN THE CONGO A STATE OF ANARCHY FROM WHICH THEY COULD PROFIT."
    THE CONGO PRIME MINISTER FLEW INTO PARIS THIS MORNING FOR A MEETING WITH PRESIDENT DE GAULLE ARRANGED FOR TOMORROW. AT THE AIRPORT HE READ A STATEMENT AND ANSWERED QUESTIONS BY NEWSMEN. MR TSHOMBE SAID THAT HE HAD NO INTENTION OF ASKING FRANCE FOR ARMS. HE THEN ACCUSED CHINA OF PROVIDING THE INSURGENTS WITH MACHINE-GUNS AND AMMUNITION FOR THE STANLEYVILLE REBELLION.

    FRANCE WAS THANKED FOR SHOWING WHAT MR TSHOMBE CALLED "GREAT UNDERSTANDING" OF THE BELGIAN ACTION TO FREE HOSTAGES HELD BY THE INSURGENTS. ANSWERING ANOTHER QUESTION, THE CONGO PRIME MINISTER SAID THAT THERE WOULD BE "FREE AND DEMOCRATIC" ELECTIONS IN THE CONGO AT THE BEGINNING OF NEXT YEAR.

    THE CENTRAL PARIS HOTEL WHERE MR TSHOMBE IS STAYING WAS HEAVILY GUARDED BY UNIFORMED AND PLAIN CLOTHES POLICE WHEN HE ARRIVED. HE IMMEDIATELY RETIRED TO HIS ROOM TO REST.

    ARRANGED SEVERAL WEEKS AGO, MR TSHOMBE'S VISIT IS BELIEVED TO BE CONCERNED WITH OBTAINING LONG-TERM TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE IN THE RECONSTRUCTION OF THE CONGO. THE FRENCH COMMUNIST PARTY NEWSPAPER L'HUMANITE CALLED ON ALL FRENCH YOUTH TO DEMONSTRATE AGAINST THE CONGO PRIME MINISTER'S VISIT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA22UC0OVRQICYY12ZY7P8KBVNT
    Media URN:
    VLVA22UC0OVRQICYY12ZY7P8KBVNT
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/11/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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