Rumanian President Nicolae Ceausescu arrived in Kinshasa from Brazzaville last week (March 21) for the start of a three-day official visit.
GV Airport building
SCU Mr. & Mrs. Mobutu
MV Ceausescu down aircraft steps and greeted by Mobutu
MV PAN Both leaders walk to platform
SCU Wives of leaders
GV Both leaders salute colours
SCU Ceausescu shakes hands with crowd and walks on (2 shots)
AERIAL V Satellite station
MV Flag flying
MV Ceausescu out of car and greeted
MV INT Mr. & Mrs. Ceausescu in satellite station
SCU Official welcomes Ceausescu and people listen (3 shots)
SCU Ceausescu signs book
CU Photograph of Mobutu signing
CU signature book
GV EXT Both leaders leave satellite station (2 shots)
GV Mobutu's residence
SCU Mobutu & wife at door
SCU PAN Coausoecu and wife out of car and greeted by Mobutu and wife.
MV INT PAN Official party into conference room (2 shots)
MV Both leaders sign statement
SCU Official reads joint statement in conference room (2 shots)
MV Both leaders drink toast (2 shots)
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Background: Rumanian President Nicolae Ceausescu arrived in Kinshasa from Brazzaville last week (March 21) for the start of a three-day official visit.
The Rumanian leader, accompanied by his wife, was welcomed at the airport by the President of the Zaire Republic, general Mobutu Sese Soko.
During his stay, President Ceausescu was given a tour of Zaire's earth station for satellite telecommunications which was opened in June 1971.
President Ceausescu was in Zaire as part of an sight-nation African tour. Before leaving for Zambia last Thursday (March 23), the Rumanian head of state issued a joint communique with President Acid Sesa Seko.
SYNOPSIS: The scene last week at Kinshasa Airport where the leader of the Zaire Republic, General Mobutu Sese Seko, accompanied by his wife, wait on the tarmac as Rumanian President Nicolae Ceausescu arrives for the start of a three-day official visit. The Rumanian leader's stay was part of his eight-nation tour of Africa.
After the official welcome both leaders stood on a platform for the playing of their respective national anthems. while their husbands were engaged in formalities, Mrs. Mobutu and Mrs. Ceausescu exchanged greetings.
On the second day of the visit, Mr. Ceausescu flew to Nsele, location of Zaire's earth satellite station. There he was greeted by Mr. Nyoka, Zaire's Minister of Post and Telecommunications.
At the earth station, officially inaugurated by President Mobutu Sese Seko in June 1971, the Rumanian President was accompanied by the Minister of the Interior, Mr. Bulundwe. Before leaving the ground station President Ceausescu signed an official visitor's register.
On the third day of the Rumanian leader's stay, President Mobutu Sese Soko and his wife stood at the entrance to the Presidential Palace to greet the arriving Mr. and Mrs. Ceausebcu.
Once inside, both leaders headed for the conference room. There, the two President signed a joint communique. The statement was then read to officials present for the occasion. In it, the two leaders agreed that the competent institutions of both countries would take measures to solidify the action of cooperation agreed in technical, social and economic fields. It was also agreed that a Rumanian delegation would take part in the first congress of the Popular Revolutionary Movement of Zaire to take place this May. Later in the day, President Ceausescu left Kinishasa for Zamiba, the fifth stop on his eight-nation African tour.