The Foreign Ministers of Zaire and Togo on 29 April signed an agreement, designed to promote economic, cultural, social and technical cooperation between the two countries.
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Background: The Foreign Ministers of Zaire and Togo on 29 April signed an agreement, designed to promote economic, cultural, social and technical cooperation between the two countries. Officiating for Zaire was Foreign Minister Umbadi Lutete and for Togo, Mr. Joachim Hunlede.
The ceremony took place at the Presidential Palace, in Lome and was held during an official visit to Togo by Zaire's President Mobutu Sese Seko. The agreement had been negotiated by experts from both countries, who initialled it on 15 February.
The agreement provides for the establishment of a Joint Zaire-Togo Commission, which will meet annually, alternatively in Kinshasa and Lome. However, provision has been made for special meetings in exceptional circumstances. The Commission's membership will be drawn equally from the Togo Government and the Zaire National Executive Council.
After the signing, Mr. Lutete explained the main points of the agreement to newsmen. He stressed, however, that action was more important than words. The number of agreements signed was not significant, Mr. Lutete said. The actions which followed were.