• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT JOSEPH MOBUTU OF CONGO-KINSHASA HAS BEEN HAVING A BUSY ROUND OF OFFICIAL FUNCTIONS AT HIS OFFICIAL RESIDENCE, MOUNT STANLEY, NEAR KINSHASA.

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    PRESIDENT JOSEPH MOBUTU OF CONGO-KINSHASA HAS BEEN HAVING A BUSY ROUND OF OFFICIAL FUNCTIONS AT HIS OFFICIAL RESIDENCE, MOUNT STANLEY, NEAR KINSHASA.

    FIRST, THE PRESIDENT GAVE A PRIVATE FAREWELL TO THE OUTGOING UNITED STATES AMBASSADOR, MR. ROBERT H. MCBRIDE. MR. MCBRIDE WILL TAKE UP NEW DIPLOMATIC DUTIES IN MEXICO, AND HIS SUCCESSOR IN CONGO-KINSHASA WILL BE 52-YEAR-OLD CAREER DIPLOMAT SHELDON B. VANCE.

    LATER, PRESIDENT MOBUTU RECEIVED THE GRAND MARABOUT EL HADJI SEIDOU TALL. THE MARABOUT IS LEADER OF THE TIDIANI MUSLIMS IN SENEGAL AND IS 107 YEARS OLD. THE VENERABLE LEADER HAD BROUGHT A MESSAGE FOR THE CONGOLESE HEAD OF STATE FROM PRESIDENT SENGHOR. IN CONGO-KINSHASA, THE GRAND MARABOUT WAS TO HAVE TALKS WITH HIS SENEGALESE FELLOW BELIEVERS.

    ANOTHER VISITORS TO MOUNT STANLEY WAS BURUNDI'S MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND CO-OPERATION, MONSIEUR LAZARE NTAWURISHIRA. HE ALSO CONVEYED A MESSAGE FROM HIS PRESIDENT, MICHEL MICOMBERO. DURING HIS FOUR-DAY VISIT, HE AND A TEAM OF ADVISERS DISCUSSED WAYS OF ACHIEVING CLOSER CO-OPERATION BETWEEN CONGO-KINSHASA AND BURUNDI WITH CONGOLESE OFFICIALS.

    THE GREEK MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS ALSO VISITED MOUNT STANLEY. MR. EMMANUEL FTHENAKIS CAME TO THE CONGO AFTER PRESIDENT MOBUTU'S RECENT VISIT TO GREECE TO HAVE DISCUSSIONS ABOUT THE KINSHASA-ATHENS AIR LINK. THE LINK WILL ALSO TAKE IN LUBUKBASHI AND USUMBURA.

    THERE WAS AN ATMOSPHERE OF CORCIAL SOLEMNITY WHEN PRESIDENT MOBUTU RECEIVED THE LIBERIAN VICE-PRESIDENT, WILLIAM TOLBERT AND MRS. TOLBERT. MR. TOLBERT WAS IN CONGO-KINSHASA AS PRESIDENT OF THE BAPTIST WORLD ALLIANCE AND AN ELDER OF THE BAPTIST CHURCH. HE VISITED A NUMBER OF BAPTIST CHURCHES IN THE CONGO. CONGOLESE FOREIGN MINISTER BOMBOKO AND THE MINISTER AT THE PRESIDENCY, MONSIEUR UMBA DI LUTETE WERE ALSO AT MOUNT STANLEY WHEN MR. AND MRS. TOLBERT ARRIVED.

    FINALLY, AT AN AWARD CEREMONY, PRESIDENT MOBUTU PRESENTED THE ORDER OF THE LEOPARD TO THE GRAND MARABOUT, THE OUT-GOING TUNISIAN AMBASSADOR, COLONEL LASNAR-BOUZAIEN AND THE OUT-GOING U.S.M AMBASSADOR, MR. ROBERT MCBRIDE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2AKA6NNHXA739N7R0Y7763B0C
    Media URN:
    VLVA2AKA6NNHXA739N7R0Y7763B0C
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/05/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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