Egypt has pledged its full support for Zaire as troubles continue in the central African country's province of Shaba.
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Background: Egypt has pledged its full support for Zaire as troubles continue in the central African country's province of Shaba. The Egyptian commitment came from Deputy Foreign Minister Boutros Ghali, after his arrival in Kinshasa on Monday (June 12) for talks with Zaire government officials.
SYNOPSIS: Egypt, according to official newspaper reports in Zaire, is already providing military support, including heavy artillery and instructors to train Zairean soldiers how to use them. Mr. Ghali, met at Kinshasa airport by Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Asal Idzumbuir and the Egyptian Ambassador, was bringing a letter from President Anwar Sadat for President Mobutu Sese Seko. Doctor Ghali told reporters that Egypt totally supports Zairean sovereignty and opposes any policy of subversion and secession.
Doctor Ghali is the third senior government official rom a foreign country to visit Zaire since the insurrection in Shaba last month. Chinese Foreign Minister Huang Hua and President Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia have also been in Kinshasa for talks with President Mobutu. Doctor Ghali said his country is in favour of establishing a permanent inter-Africa police force, and added that Egypt would be in favour of anything that would strengthen African unity. An inter-African Peace-keeping force has already set up camp in Shaba and will take over from French Foreign legion and Belgian paratroops.