• Short Summary

    A TWENTY-ONE GUN SALUTE AND GAY FLAGS AT BONN AIRPORT WELCOMED PRESIDENT MOBUTU'S AIR CONGO JETLINER AS IT ARRIVED FROM ATHENS TODAY (MONDAY).

  • Description

    A TWENTY-ONE GUN SALUTE AND GAY FLAGS AT BONN AIRPORT WELCOMED PRESIDENT MOBUTU'S AIR CONGO JETLINER AS IT ARRIVED FROM ATHENS TODAY (MONDAY). THE PRESIDENT WAS BEGINNING A SEVEN DAY VISIT TO WEST GERMANY DURING WHICH HE WILL HAVE ECONOMIC AND COMMERCIAL DISCUSSIONS WITH WEST GERMAN OFFICIALS.

    WEST GERMAN AID TO CONGO-KINSHASA HAS BEEN CONSIDERABLE ESPECIALLY IN EDUCATION, TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL TRAINING WEST GERMAN ENGINEERS HAVE RE-BUILT A BIG RAILWAY BRIDGE MODERNISED POST OFFICE INSTALLATIONS.

    PRESIDENT MOBUTU'S VISIT WILL COMBINE TOP-LEVEL DISCUSSIONS WITH RELAXATION AND SIGHT-SEEING. THE WEST GERMAN GOVERNMENT HAS ARRANGED FOR HIM TO VISIT THE ANCIENT TWIN-SPIRED GOTHIC CATHEDRAL OF COLOGNE PERFORMANCES AND FOLK-DANCING IN PRESIDENT MOBUTU'S HONOUR AS WELL AS A VISIT TO THE HEAVY INDUSTRIAL PLANT OF KLOECKNER-HUMBOLDT-DEUTS AND TRIP ROUND HAMBURG HARBOUR IN A LUXURY LAUNCH.

    BOTH CHANCELLOR KIENSINGER AND PRESIDENT LUEBKE GREETED PRESIDENT MOBUTU AS HE STEPPED ON TO THE TARMAC AT BONN.

    THE PRESIDENTIAL MOTORCADE DROVE THROUGH BONN TO THE WEST GERMAN PRESIDENT'S VILLA BY THE RHINE. AT HAMMERSCHIOT VILLA PRESIDENT LUEBKE PRESENTED THE "MERIT CROSS, SPECIAL CLASS OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY" TO PRESIDENT MOBUTU AND HIS WIFE. IN RETURN PRESIDENT MOBUTU PRESENTED THE "GRAND CROSS OF THE NATIONAL ORDER OF THE LEOPARD", CONGO-KINSHASA'S HIGHEST AWARD, TO THE WEST GERMAN LEADER.

    IN AN ADDRESS AT THE OFFICIAL LUNCHEON WHICH FOLLOWED PRESIDENT MOBUTU SAID THAT DISCIPLINE AND WORK SUPPLEMENTED BY AID FROM FOREIGN FRIENDS, HAD TRANSFORMED THE CONGO-KINSHASA IN RECENT YEARS.

    TOMORROW (TUESDAY) HE WILL SIGN A 14 MILLION MARK (APPROXIMATELY 1 1/2 MILLION STG) AGREEMENT FOR TECHNICAL AID WITH WEST GERMANY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9VH8LMLKR6NEHVMRRJZJ94PDI
    Media URN:
    VLVA9VH8LMLKR6NEHVMRRJZJ94PDI
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/03/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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