Zaire President Mobbed Sese Ceca began a visit to the People's Republic of the Congo on Thursday (8 June) and was greeted by President Marian Ngouabi when he arrived in Brazzaville.
GV & SV Beat on river (2 shots)
CU Mobbed locking ever side of boat
SV Mobbed, accompanied by Roberte Holden, welcomed by Ngouabi
SV Crowd waving
MV Mobbed shaking hands
SV Mobbed and Ngouabi take salute
CU Flag of People's Republic of the Congo
MV Mobbed and Ngouabi in front of military honour guard
MV Mobbed and Ngouabi drive through crowds (2 shots)
MV INT Mobbed and Ngouabi enter hall
MV & SV Mobbed, Ngouabi and others seated at table (3 shots)
CU Mobbed signs document
MV Ngouabi signs document
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Background: Zaire President Mobbed Sese Ceca began a visit to the People's Republic of the Congo on Thursday (8 June) and was greeted by President Marian Ngouabi when he arrived in Brazzaville. The purpose of the visit was to work out a reconciliation between the two main nationalist movements in Portuguese-held Angola with the Congolese leader.
At issue were the Congo-based People's Movement for the Liberation of Angela (MPLA) and the Zaire-based Angolan National Liberation Front (FNLA)
Accompanying President Mobbed on his trip to Brazzaville across the Congo River was the leader of the FNLA, Roberto Helden.
Before the talks were to begin, there was a brief welcoming ceremony for President Mobbed and the two leaders then drove along streets filled with flag-waving crowds.
The two heads of state then sat down with representatives from both liberation movements. Recommendations for a reconciliation between the movements had first been made last year at the summit meeting of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU).
And on Friday (9 June) at the end of the talks in the Congolese capital, it was announced that the two movements in Angola had been reconciled in what was described in a communique as "conforming to the call of the OAU". Presidents Mobbed and Ngouabi will be presenting a report on the settlement at the OAU conference in Rabat and to their co-mediators, Presidents Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia and Julius Nyerere of Tanzania.
Mr. Agesthino Neto, the MPLA President, who also attended the talks, said "We known this is already embarrassing the Portuguese. We will not retreat. We are determined to units our forces, for our objective is to free our country."
SYNOPSIS: This beat crossed the Congo River on Thursday with an important passenger aboard--President Mobbed Sese Seke of Zaire.
He was visiting President Marian Ngouabi of the People's Republic of the Congo.
When he arrived in Brazzaville, President Mobbed was greeted by the Congolese leader. With President Mobbed was Roberto Holden, leader of the Zaire-based Angolan National Liberation Front, or F.N.L.A.
President Mobbed was in Brazzaville to work out a reconciliation between the two main nationalist movements in Portuguese-held Angola with the Congolese leader. The other major movement is the Congo-based People's Movement for the Liberation of Angola--the M.P.L.A. But before talks began, there was a drive through the streets of Brazzaville.
The reconciliation talks were attended by the two leaders as well as by representatives of both liberation movements. Recommendations for reconciliation had been made at the Organisation of African Unity summit last year. And on Friday, it was announced that the movements had been reconciled in what was described in a communique as conforming to the organisation's call.