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    THE FIRST AMBASSADOR TO REPRESENT THE REPUBLIC OF CONGO-KINSHASA AT CHAD, M. GWENZO ANTOINE, LAST?

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    THE FIRST AMBASSADOR TO REPRESENT THE REPUBLIC OF CONGO-KINSHASA AT CHAD, M. GWENZO ANTOINE, LAST TUESDAY (APRIL 1) PRESENTED HIS CREDENTIALS TO CHAD'S PRESIDENT M. FRANCOIS TOMBALBAYE AT THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE AT FORT-LAMY.

    M. GWENZO ANTOINE, WHO ARRIVED ACCOMPANIED BY THE FIRST SECRETARY OF THE CONGO-KINSHASA EMBASSY, SPOKE OF HIS JOY AT BEING HIS COUNTRY'S FIRST REPRESENTATIVE TO CHAD, WITH WHOM THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO HAD SO MANY JOINT ECONOMIC TIES. HE ALSO TOLD CHAD'S PRESIDENT TOMBALBAYE THAT THE PEOPLE OF THE CONGO LOOKED FORWARD TO JOINING WITH HIM AND THE OTHER NATIONS OF CENTRAL AFRICA TO FORM A UNION BEYOND THE "HISTORIC PARCELLING OPERATED BY COLONIALISM IN THE VAIN EFFORTS TO DIVIDE AND RULE."
    IN HIS REPLY TO THE AMBASSADOR'S SPEECH, PRESIDENT TOMBALBAYE SAID THAT M. ANTOINE'S HOPE FOR A UNITED CENTRAL AFRICA "WAS A LONG WAY FROM BEING A CHIMERA" AND THAT PEOPLE'S EYES WOULD SOON BE OPENED TO THE NEED FOR A COMMON DENOMINATOR IN POLITICAL. CULTURAL AND ECONOMIC FIELDS AND THEN "HARMONY BETWEEN THE PEOPLES OF AFRICA WOULD BE AN ACCEPTED FACT."
    AT THE END OF THE CEREMONY, THE FOREIGN MINISTER AND OTHER HIGH OFFICIALS JOINED AMBASSADOR ANTOINE AND PRESIDENT TOMBALBAYE FOR AN OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPH OF THE OCCASION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAALH9HKCHH4IUTZMPUBMOUDVLB
    Media URN:
    VLVAALH9HKCHH4IUTZMPUBMOUDVLB
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/04/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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