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    ABOUT 1,000 CHEERING CONGOLESE GREETED THEIR PRIME MINISTER, MR. MOISE TSHOMBE, WHEN HE RETURNED TO?

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    ABOUT 1,000 CHEERING CONGOLESE GREETED THEIR PRIME MINISTER, MR. MOISE TSHOMBE, WHEN HE RETURNED TO LEOPOLDVILLE FROM BRUSSELS YESTERDAY (MONDAY) AFTER SETTLING FINANCIAL QUESTIONS WITH THE BELGIAN GOVERNMENT.

    ON THE PREVIOUS DAY SOME OF THE MEMBERS OF THE ORGANISATION FOR AFRICAN UNITY'S SUB-COMMISSION ON THE CONGO FLEW INTO LEOPOLDVILLE AIRPORT.

    AT THE AIRPORT RECEPTION, PRIME MINISTER TSHOMBE HAPPILY WAVED A BLACK BRIEFCASE CONTAINING WHAT HE CALLED THE "STOCK PORTFOLIO" - SHARES PREVIOUSLY HELD BY BELGIAN COMPANIES IN THE CONGO AND THE FIRST DIVIDENDS FOR CONCESSION RIGHTS PAID TO THE CONGOLESE GOVERNMENT BY THE UNION MINIERE. THE DIVIDENDS AMOUNTED TO 92 MILLION CONGO FRANCS (ABOUT 650,000 STERLING.) THE UNION MINIERE OWNS VAST MINES IN KATANGA AND UNDER THE NEW AGREEMENT IT WILL PAY THE CONGOLESE GOVERNMENT DIRECTLY FOR THE MINING RIGHTS.

    THE BELGIAN GOVERNMENT IS ALSO INSTRUCTING BELGIAN COMPANIES IN THE CONGO TO HAND OVER THEIR SHARES TO THE CONGOLESE GOVERNMENT WITH THE PROMISE OF THE BELGIAN GOVERNMENT FOR INDEMNIFICATION. ON THE DAY BEFORE THE CONGOLESE PRIME MINISTER RETURNED HOME, THE NIGERIAN MEMBERS OF THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY'S SUB-COMMISSION ON THE CONGO LEOPOLDVILLE. THE THREE MAN MISSION WAS LED BY MR. ALLAJ BAMAL, A MINISTER OF STATE. IT WAS UNDERSTOOD THAT DELEGATES OF THE OTHER TWO NATIONS IN THE SUB-COMMISSION - GHANA AND GUINEA - WOULD MEET IN THE NIGERIAN CAPITAL ON SATURDAY AND THE WHOLE COMMISSION WOULD FLY ON TO LEOPOLDVILLE; HOWEVER ONLY THE NIGERIANS ARRIVED.

    THE SUB-COMMISSION IS TO REPORT BACK TO THE TEN-NATION GROUP STUDYING THE CONGO SHORTLY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9LNFFSDV7OILG4BVIIQWFU83Y
    Media URN:
    VLVA9LNFFSDV7OILG4BVIIQWFU83Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/02/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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