• Short Summary

    THE PRESIDENT OF THE CONGO DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC, GENERAL JOSEPH MOBUTU, CELEBRATED TWENTY YEARS OF ARMY SERVICE WITH A RECEPTION RECENTLY FOR FORMES MILITARY COLLEAGUES IN KINSHASA.

  • Description

    THE PRESIDENT OF THE CONGO DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC, GENERAL JOSEPH MOBUTU, CELEBRATED TWENTY YEARS OF ARMY SERVICE WITH A RECEPTION RECENTLY FOR FORMES MILITARY COLLEAGUES IN KINSHASA.

    ACCOMPANIED BY HIS WIFE, PRESIDENT MOBUTU GREETED GUESTS TO A GATHERING AT THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE.

    PRESIDENT MOBUTU TOOK POWER IN AN ARMY COUP IN 1965 AND PRIOR TO THIS HE HAD A DISTINGUISHED CAREER IN THE ARMED FORCES.

    HE BECAME CHIEF OF STAFF AFTER INDEPENDENCE IN 1960 AND LATER ASSUMED THE POST OF COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE CONGO'S ARMED FORCES.

    AT A RECEPTION THE 39-YEAR-OLD LEADER MET OLD FRIENDS, MANY OF WHOM HOLD IMPORTANT POSTS IN THE 38,000 STRONG ARMY, THE STATE POLICE, OR THE CIVIL SERVICE.

    IN HIS FIVE YEARS AS PRESIDENT, GENERAL MOBUTU HAS USED HIS EXPERIENCE TO BRING THE ARMY TO A HIGH LEVEL OF EFFICIENCY AND DISCIPLINE. AT THE END OF THE RECEPTION, THE PRESIDENT'S FRIENDS GAVE HIM GIFTS TO MARK THE OCCASION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5V3GXI52XBY2JSV44SRKLE65F
    Media URN:
    VLVA5V3GXI52XBY2JSV44SRKLE65F
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/02/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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