• Short Summary

    President Agostinho Neto of Angola arrived in Brazzaville, Congo, on Friday (27 February) night for talks with president Mobutu Sese Seko of Zaire.

  • Description

    President Agostinho Neto of Angola arrived in Brazzaville, Congo, on Friday (27 February) night for talks with president Mobutu Sese Seko of Zaire.

    The meeting was arranged with the help of President Marien Ngouabi of the Congo, who met President Neto at the airport and acted as mediator between his two neighbours.

    The Presidents of Angola and Zaire faced a series of problems which developed as Zaire backed opponents of Dr. Neto's Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA). They also discussed issues affecting the economics of both their countries.

    A communique issued by the two Presidents after their meeting stated that both movements which opposed the victorious MPLA will have to leave Zaire immediately. They are the National Front for the Liberation of Angola (FNLA) and the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA). The FNLA had its headquarters in the Zaire capital of Kinshasa and UNITA had been supported by Zaire for the past year.

    Now Zaire and Angola have reached agreement on normalising their relations both countries have guaranteed that they would not allow military activity to be organised against one another from their respective territories.

    The communique said that the two countries had agreed not to interfere in each other's internal affairs, and also stated that Angolan refugees living in Zaire should return to their country of origin.

    SYNOPSIS: Brazzaville airport in the Congo - where on friday Congolese President Morien Ngouabi greeted the new President of Angola, Agostinho Neto on his arrival from Luanda. President Neto had flown to Brazzaville for talks with President Fobutu bese Seko of Zaire - arranged through the mediation of President Ngousbi.

    The Presidents of Angola and Zaire faced a series of problems which ??? use Zai??? backed opponents of Dr. Neto's Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola - as well as issues affecting the economics of both countries. ??? issued by the two ??? their meeting states the both movements which opposed the victorious MPLA would have to leave Zaire immediately.

    They are the National front for the Liberation of Angola - the FNLA - and the National Union for the total Independence of Angola - UNITA. The FNLA had its headquarters in the Zaire capital of Kinshasa and UNITA had been supported by Zaire for the past year.

    But now ??? Zaire an Angola have agreed to normalise their relations both countries have guaranteed that they will not allow military activity to be organised against one another from their respective territories.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4DGKCAKM83JXJBSQVJVY8YSAB
    Media URN:
    VLVA4DGKCAKM83JXJBSQVJVY8YSAB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/03/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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