President Nicolae Ceausescu of Rumania, accompanied by his wife and a delegation of sixty, arrived in Brazzaville on Saturday (18 March), for a four-day visit.
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GV Crowd PAN TO Ngouabi and officials crossing airport
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CU Pres.Ceausescu and wife receive flowers from pioneer girls
GV Bands playing national anthem PAN TO two President on rostrum (2 shots)
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SV Pres.Ceausescu shake hands with officials
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SV Two Presidents and party walking
SV Ceausescu and Ngouabi shake hands with crowd (3 shots)
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Background: President Nicolae Ceausescu of Rumania, accompanied by his wife and a delegation of sixty, arrived in Brazzaville on Saturday (18 March), for a four-day visit.
Government sources said that the President's talks with President Marien Ngouabi of the People's Republic of the Congo were a continuation of discussions held earlier in the Congolese capital and in Bucharest aimed at strengthening economic and cultural links between the two countries.
This is the third stage of President Ceausescu's month-long Arab and African tour. He has visited Algeria and the Central African Republic and let the Congo on Tuesday for Zaire, Sudan and Egypt.
SYNOPSIS: Maya Maya airport, Brazzaville, where President Nicolae Ceausescu of Rumania's aircraft landed on Saturday at the beginning of his four day visit to the People's Republic of the Congo. President Marien Ngouabi -- together with his Chief of Staff, Commander Yhombi -- was there to greet him.
President Ceausescu was accompanied by his wife and a large entourage of sixty officials.
A group of Pioneer-girls also played their part in the reception, and presented flowers to the delighted President and his wife. This is the third stop on President Ceausescu's month long Arab and Africa tour. He has previously visited Algeria and the Central African Republic, and his plane after Brazzaville include Zaire, Sudan and Egypt.
After the playing of the two countries' national anthems, the Rumanian President was introduced to Political Bureau member Pierre Nze and Vice-President Moudileno Messengo. Henri Lopez, Minister of Foreign Affairs, was later to have talks with his Rumanian counterpart Corneliu Manescu, while the two Presidents conferred separately.
Before the more serious business began, however, President Ceausescu and his party were able to catch a brief glimpse of the more colourful side of the country they were visiting.
Traditional danes entertained the two heads of state as they started to move from the airport. Talks held during the four day visit were aimed at increasing the cultural, technical and economic links between the two countries, and were a continuation of pervious discussions held in both Brazzaville and Rumania. Presented Ceausescu also condemned South Africa's Apartheid policy and went on to promise increased aid for African national liberation movements.