• Short Summary

    AFTER A BRIEF VISIT TO ZAMBIA, PRESIDENT JOSEPH MOBUTU OF CONGO-KINSHASA RETURNS TO HIS OWN COUNTRY ACCOMPANIED BY PRESIDENT KENNETH KAUNDA OF ZAMBIA, PLAYING HOST TO HIM IN BOTH LUMBUMBASHI, CAPITAL CITY OF THE PROVINCE OF KATANGA, AND THE COPPER-MINING CENTRE AT KAMOTO - WERE THEY ATTENDED THE OPENING OF A GIANT COPPER ORE CONCENTRATOR.

  • Description

    AFTER A BRIEF VISIT TO ZAMBIA, PRESIDENT JOSEPH MOBUTU OF CONGO-KINSHASA RETURNS TO HIS OWN COUNTRY ACCOMPANIED BY PRESIDENT KENNETH KAUNDA OF ZAMBIA, PLAYING HOST TO HIM IN BOTH LUMBUMBASHI, CAPITAL CITY OF THE PROVINCE OF KATANGA, AND THE COPPER-MINING CENTRE AT KAMOTO - WERE THEY ATTENDED THE OPENING OF A GIANT COPPER ORE CONCENTRATOR.

    ZAMBIA AND THE CONGO'S KATANGA PROVINCE ARE TWO OF THE MAIN COPPER-PRODUCING AREAS, AND IT HAS BEEN QUITE SOME TIME SINCE THE HEADS OF THE TWO HAVE MET. IT IS REPORTED THAT DURING TWO DAYS OF TALKS IN ZAMBIA THEY DISCUSSED NOT ONLY PROBLEMS OF THEIR TWO COUNTRIES, BUT THOSE OF AFRICA AS A WHOLE, SUCH AS SECURITY, REINFORCEMENT OF TRADE RELATIONS AND THE RHODESIAN PROBLEM IN LIGHT OF THE NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN BRITAIN AND THE SALISBURY REGIME.

    FROM LUMBUMBASHI THE TWO PRESIDENTS WENT TO KOLWEZI, IN THE COPPER BELT, WHERE THEY RECEIVED A TUMULTUOUS RECEPTION AND GIFTS FROM THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES.

    THEN ON TO KAMOTO, WHERE THEY OPENED THE NEW GIANT COPPER ORE CONCENTRATOR OF GECOMIN. AT THE INDUSTRIAL CENTRE, THE PRESIDENT OF GECOMIN, M. DANIEL KONGOLA, PAID HOMAGE TO PRESIDENT MOBUTU, FOR MAXING POSSIBLE THE REALISATION OF SO IMPORTANT AN INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX. THEN TO PRESIDENT KAUNDA FEEL THE HONOUR OF SYMBOLICALLY STARTING THE CONCENTRATOR - WITH WHICH THE PROVINCE OF KATANGA PLANS TO INCREASE ITS ANNUAL COPPER BY 20,000 IN 1969.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3KFH9BGFQ3Z9ACYQ017NGBDMS
    Media URN:
    VLVA3KFH9BGFQ3Z9ACYQ017NGBDMS
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/12/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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