President Joseph Mobutu of Congo-Kinshasa is continuing his visit to the United States --- the first by an African head of state this year.
President Joseph Mobutu of Congo-Kinshasa is continuing his visit to the United States --- the first by an African head of state this year. President Mobutu has concluded his visit to Washington -- and his round of talks with Government leaders -- including President Richard Nixon.
Vice-President Agnew farewelled President Mobutu in a short ceremony at the White House. Neither party offered a speech. President Mobutu flew out to N to New York and will visit several other American cities before returning to Kinshasa.
His tour is intended to persuade American businessmen to increase private investments in Congo Kinshasa.
President Mobutu was supported in his efforts, by Mr. Nixon who told U.S. businessmen that the ten-year old Republic was a good investment.
Later he was thought to have discussed continuing U.S. aid during a private two-hour meeting with President Mobutu. The President also said he hoped to visit Central Africa during his term of office.
During President Mobutu's visit, the U.S. Administration has gone out of its way to give him a warm welcome. President Mobutu is regarded by the Americans as a strong buttress against Communism in Central Africa.