• Short Summary

    GENERAL JOSEPH MOBUTU, CHIEF OF STAFF, CONGO (LEOPOLDVILLE), IS CURRENTLY VISITING ISRAEL. ARRIVING AT LYDDA?

  • Description

    GENERAL JOSEPH MOBUTU, CHIEF OF STAFF, CONGO (LEOPOLDVILLE), IS CURRENTLY VISITING ISRAEL. ARRIVING AT LYDDA AIRPORT YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) HE WAS MET BY A DETACHMENT OF CONGOLESE TROOPS REPLACING THE CUSTOMARY GUARD OF HONOUR SINCE IT WAS THE SABBATH.

    THE PURPOSE OF THE GENERAL'S VISIT IS TO SEE THE 212 CONGOLESE PARATROOPER TRAINEES WHO ARRIVED IN ISRAEL A MONTH AGO FOR TRAINING. DURING HIS STAY HE WILL HAVE A SERIES OF TALKS WITH ISRAEL'S CHIEF OF STAFF, RAV-ALUF ZVI TSUR. TODAY (SUNDAY) THEY MET AND GENERAL MOBUTU RECEIVED AN OFFICIAL WELCOME FROM AN ARMY GUARD.

    THE EXACT LENGTH OF THE CONGOLESE CHIEF OF STAFF'S VISIT IS NOT FIXED. ACCORDING TO THE GENERAL, WHO IS ACCOMPANIED BY HIS WIFE AND DAUGHTER, THE DURATION OF HIS STAY DEPENDS ON THE OUTCOME OF HIS TALKS WITH THE ISRAEL CHIEF OF STAFF. WHEN ASKED AT THE AIRPORT WHY ISRAEL SHOULD TRAIN CONGOLESE TROOPS, GENERAL MOBUTU REPLIED, "YOUR ARMY HAS A GOOD NAME."
    ONE LEADING ISRAELI NEWSPAPER REPORTED THAT GENERAL MOBUTU WAS CONSIDERING TAKING A PARATROOP COURSE HIMSELF, BUT THIS HAS NOT BEEN CONFIRMED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2QWK183YPE0MVGG41MND8F8UG
    Media URN:
    VLVA2QWK183YPE0MVGG41MND8F8UG
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/08/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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