An agreement has been signed between the Congo and Bulgaria covering economic, cultural and political relations between the two countries.
GV & SV Department of Foreign Affairs in Brazzaville
SV Bulgarian delegation arriving led by Peko Takov
SV Signing of agreement between Takov (left) and Nicholas Okongo, member of Party Military Committee (right) (3 shots)
SV PAN FROM Officials TO Takov and Okongo
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Background: An agreement has been signed between the Congo and Bulgaria covering economic, cultural and political relations between the two countries. The signing took place in the capital of Brazzaville on Wednesday (21 December).
SYNOPSIS: The department of foreign affairs was the scene of the ceremony at which Bulgaria's delegation was led by Peko Takov, a member of the Politburo and vice president of the Council of State.
Nicholas Okongo, a member of the Party Military Committee, represented the Congo, which is ruled by the Marxist-Leninist Congolese Labour Party. the aim of the agreement is to `consolidated and promote' relations in the areas of politics, culture and economics between Bulgaria and the Congo. During their five-day stay, which followed a visit to Angola, the Bulgarians exchanged views on international political problems -- particularly imperialism, colonialism, racism and apartheid. A week earlier a delegation from the Communist Party of Cuba had visited the Congo.