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    The East German Minister of Defence, General Heinz Hoffmann, has been making a tour of several African countries for talks with government and military leaders.

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    The East German Minister of Defence, General Heinz Hoffmann, has been making a tour of several African countries for talks with government and military leaders.

    SYNOPSIS: General Hoffmann arrived in the Congo after a five-day visit to Angola where he had meetings with Cuban and Soviet defence minister was met at the Brazzaville airport by the Vice-President of the Congo, Major Denis Sassou-Nguesso. East Germany has provided the Brazzaville Government with considerable military aid in the past. The aid has taken the form of arms, military advisers and a large amount of training of Congolese officers. Reports from the meeting gave no details of the talks between General hoffmann and the Congolese Vice President. However General Hoffman paid a tribute to what he described as the Congo's hard struggle, full of sacrifice, against Southern Africa's imperialist countries. General Hoffmann and major Sassou-Nguesso both said that the visit to the Congo by the East German military delegation would strengthen the two countries co-operation in "the anti-imperialist struggle". General Hoffmann planned to visit Tunisia after completing his stay in the Congo.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3NRVZS0X04LCJAHBVK3HDW8C
    Media URN:
    VLVA3NRVZS0X04LCJAHBVK3HDW8C
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/05/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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