• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT JOSEPH MOBUTU OF CONGO-KINSHASA IS IN ATHENS ON A THREE-DAY SEMI-OFFICIAL VISIT WITH HIS WIFE.

  • Description

    PRESIDENT JOSEPH MOBUTU OF CONGO-KINSHASA IS IN ATHENS ON A THREE-DAY SEMI-OFFICIAL VISIT WITH HIS WIFE. HE AND HIS GOVERNMENT DELEGATION ARE HAVING TALKS WITH LEADERS OF GREECE'S ARMY-BACKED GOVERNMENT AIMED AT CLOSER ECONOMIC, TRADE AND CULTURAL CO-OPERATION BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES.

    PRESIDENT MOBUTU'S DELEGATION OF 50, INCLUDING CONGOLESE FOREIGN MINISTER, JUSTIN BOMBORO, AND MINISTER OF PLANNING, ETIENNE TSHIESEKEDI, ARRIVED IN ATHENS ON THURSDAY (13 MARCH). THOUGH THE VISIT IS ONLY TERMED 'SEMI-OFFICIAL', MEETINGS HAVE BEEN ARRANGED WITH THE GREEK REGENT, PRIME MINISTER GEORGE PAPADOPOULOS AND OTHER MINISTERS AND HIGH-RANKING OFFICIALS.

    A CONGOLESE EMBASSY SPOKESMAN SAID THAT, DESPITE A FAIRLY HEAVY SCHEDULE OF OFFICIAL LUNCHES, DINNERS AND MEETINGS, THE 38-YEAR-OLD PRESIDENT HOPED TO DO SOME SIGHT-SEEING DURING HIS VISIT. YESTERDAY, (15 MARCH) ??? TAKEN ON A TOUR OF THE PORT OF PIRAEUS AND MRS. MOBUTU WENT TO SEE ONE OF THE BEST CERAMIC FACTORIES IN GREECE.

    PRESIDENT MOBUTU'S EUROPEAN TOUR CONTINUES WITH AN OFFICIAL VISIT TO WEST GERMANY FORM MARCH 17-24. ON THE WAY HOME TO CONGO-KINSHASA, THEY WILL GO TO FRANCE; IT IS A PRIVATE VISIT BUT HE IS EXPECTED TO MEET PRESIDENT DE GAULLE ON MARCH 27.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2VWFDMN0VDFHJPI1TAE9NBFIN
    Media URN:
    VLVA2VWFDMN0VDFHJPI1TAE9NBFIN
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/03/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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