• Short Summary

    THE MINISTERIAL COUNCIL OF THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY (O.A.U.) MET IN ITS FINAL SESSION?

  • Description

    THE MINISTERIAL COUNCIL OF THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY (O.A.U.) MET IN ITS FINAL SESSION TONIGHT (SUNDAY) AS LEADERS OF THE MEMBER STATES FLEW INTO CONGO-KINSHASA FOR THE FOURTH AFRICAN SUMMIT CONFERENCE STARTING IN KINSHASA TOMORROW.

    YESTERDAY'S ARRIVALS FOR THE SUMMIT INCLUDED THE HEADS OF STATE OF ETHIOPIA, SOMALIA AND LIBERIA.

    FIRST TO BE WELCOMED YESTERDAY BY PRESIDENT JOSEPH MOBUTU OF CONGO-KINSHASA WAS EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE OF ETHIOPIA. HE WAS GIVEN A GUN SALUTE, AND LOUD CHEERS BY THE WAITING CROWD.

    MINUTES LATER, PREMIER MOHAMED IBRAHAM EGAL OF SOMALIA ARRIVED AND JOINED PRESIDENT MOBUTU ON THE SALUTING BASE.

    THE THREE LEADERS WATCHED A DISPLAY OF DANCING IN THE AIRPORT TERMINAL WHILE AWAITING THE ARRIVAL OF PRESIDENT WILLIAM TUBMAN OF LIBERIA. HE WAS WELCOMED BY PRESIDENT MOBUTU AND A LITTLE GIRL WHO KISSED HIM ON THE CHEEK.

    FOREIGN MINISTERS AND THEIR REPRESENTATIVES TONIGHT HAD THEIR FINAL EXAMINATION AT THE DRAFT RECOMMENDATIONS AND RESOLUTIONS THEY'D DRAWN UP IN A WEEK OF CLOSED MEETINGS OF THEIR THREE COMMITTEES -- POLITICAL, ADMINISTRATIVE AND INTER-AFRICAN COOPERATION.

    SO FAR DELEGATES FROM 18 OF THE 38 MEMBER NATIONS OF THE O.A.U. HAVE ARRIVED IN KINSHASA. TEN OF THEM ARE CHIEFS OF STATE,TWO ARE HEADS OF GOVERNMENT AND THERE ARE SIX SENIOR REPRESENTATIVES.

    MORE ARE EXPECTED DURING THE NIGHT AND TOMORROW. THE SUMMIT OPENS TOMORROW AFTERNOON.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6KE9ANBJ8D02GBESPPXHNMJ4A
    Media URN:
    VLVA6KE9ANBJ8D02GBESPPXHNMJ4A
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/09/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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