President Joseph Mobutu recently greeted two important foreign envoys in Kinshasa. Former French Prime Minister?
President Joseph Mobutu recently greeted two important foreign envoys in Kinshasa. Former French Prime Minister Edgar Faure visited the President of the Congo Democratic Republic on the occasion of the opening of the new National University. M. Faure is President of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Commission on the Development of Education.
President Mobutu also received a special envoy from Pakistan, Ali Iftikan, Mr. Iftikan brought a personal message from Pakistan President Yahya Khan, concerning the problems in East Pakistan -- particularly the millions of Bengali refugees in India.
SYNOPSIS: In Kinshasa recently, President Joseph Mobutu was on hand to greet former French Prime Minister Edgar Faure.
M. Faure was visiting on the occasion of the opening of the new National University. The University is the result of the grouping of the three former universities of Kinshasa, Kisangani, and Lubumbashi, following a clash between students and soldiers in kinshasa last June.
President Mobutu was also honoured by the visit of a special envoy from Pakistan. Bearing a personal message from President Yahya Khan, Mr. Ali Iftikan discussed the situation in the area of East Pakistan. Of particular interest to President Mobutu was the plight of Bengali refugees in India.