• Short Summary

    ON THE FOURTH STAGE OF HIS TOUR OF SOME AFRICAN STATES, UNITED STATES VICE-PRESIDENT HUBERT HUMPHREY CALLED ON CONGO-KINSHASA - PRESIDENT JOSEPH MOBUTU ON THURSDAY.

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    ON THE FOURTH STAGE OF HIS TOUR OF SOME AFRICAN STATES, UNITED STATES VICE-PRESIDENT HUBERT HUMPHREY CALLED ON CONGO-KINSHASA - PRESIDENT JOSEPH MOBUTU ON THURSDAY. VICE-PRESIDENT HUMPHREY HAD ARRIVED IN KINSHASA TO BE MET BY STUDENTS DEMONSTRATING OVER VIETNAM.

    ON THURSDAY, THE TWO MEN HAD TWO HOURS OF PRIVATE DISCUSSIONS AND LATER ATTENDED A DINNER IN THE CAPITAL.

    DURING THEIR TALKS, THE TWO LEADERS DISCUSSED, AMONG OTHER TOPICS, THE AGRICULTURAL SITUATION IN CONGO-KINSHASA AND THE COUNTRY'S TURBULENT POLITICAL TROUBLES. IT IS BELIEVED THAT TALKS MAY LEAD TO THE UNITED STATES SENDING AGRICULTURAL EXPERTS TO KINSHASA TO HELP IMPROVE CONGO'S CROP PRODUCTION.

    THE DEMONSTRATIONS WHICH GREETED THE VICE-PRESIDENT WHEN WE ARRIVED IN KINSHASA WERE MOUNTED BY ABOUT 150 STUDENTS, SHOUTING SLOGANS SUCH AS "HUMPHREY ASSASSIN" AND "U.S. GO HOME - WHAT ARE YOU DOING IN VIETNAM".

    AT A BANQUET IN THE CAPITAL LATER, ATTENDED BY SOME 200 GUESTS, VICE-PRESIDENT HUMPHREY SAID THE UNITED STATES WAS AWARE OF AN ALMOST CONSTANT THREAT TO CONGO'S TERRITORIAL INTEGRITY.

    MR HUMPHREY TOLD HIS AUDIENCE THAT THE UNITED STATES AND CONGO-KINSHASA WERE PARTNERS, AND ADDED "WE ARE STEAMING ALONGSIDE YOU".

    IN HIS REPLY, PRESIDENT MOBUTU SAID THAT CONGO-KINSHASA HAD APPRECIATED UNITED STATES HELP LAST JULY WHEN AMERICAN TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT WERE SENT TO HELP THE GOVERNMENT AGAINST MERCENARIES, WHO WERE DRIVER OVER THE BORDER INTO RWANDA BY CONGOLESE TROOPS IN NOVEMBER.

    AFTER HIS VISIT TO KINSHASA, VICE-PRESIDENT HUMPHREY LEFT FOR LUSAKA, ZAMBIA. HE LATER WENT TO ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA, AND TODAY WAS DUE TO ARRIVE IN MOGADISHU, CAPITAL OF SOMALIA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5JYLTVYYO9ZZQ29YF5LHO7VJ0
    Media URN:
    VLVA5JYLTVYYO9ZZQ29YF5LHO7VJ0
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/01/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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