• Short Summary

    THE HEADS OF STATE OF TEN COUNTRIES ARRIVED IN CONGO-KINSHASA THIS WEEKEND TO ATTEND THE FOURTH AFRO-MALAGASY COMMON ORGANISATION SUMMIT WHICH OPENS THERE TODAY (MONDAY).

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    THE HEADS OF STATE OF TEN COUNTRIES ARRIVED IN CONGO-KINSHASA THIS WEEKEND TO ATTEND THE FOURTH AFRO-MALAGASY COMMON ORGANISATION SUMMIT WHICH OPENS THERE TODAY (MONDAY).

    PRESIDENT MOBUTU OF CONGO-KINSHASA AND MADAME MOBUTU WELCOMED THE VISITORS AT KINSHASA'S NDJILI AIRPORT. PRESIDENT FRANCOIS TOMBALBAYE OF CHAD WAS ONE OF THE FIRST ARRIVALS. A GUARD OF HONOUR OF THE KINSHASA NATIONAL GUARD, WAS DRAWN UP AT THE AIRPORT, WHERE THE FLAGS OF CONGO-KINSHASA AND OF OCAM WERE FLYING. TRADITIONAL DANCERS ALSO TOOK PART IN THE CEREMONIES. AMONG THE CROWD WERE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE IVORY COAST COMMUNITY, CARRYING WELCOME BANNERS.

    PRESIDENT HAMANI DIORI OF NIGER, WHO IS CHAIRMAN OF OCAM, REFERRED ON HIS ARRIVAL TO THE ABSENCE OF REPRESENTATIVES FROM CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE AND THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC FROM THE SUMMIT. HE SAID 'THESE FAMILY QUARRELS WILL SOON BE PATCHED UP'. BOTH COUNTRIES ARE ABSENT FROM THE CONFERENCE BECAUSE OF DISAGREEMENTS WITH CONGO-KINSHASA.

    PRESIDENT HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY OF THE IVORY COAST, PRESIDENT BONGO OF GABON, DR. ZINSOU OF DAHOMEY, GENERAL LAMIZANA OF UPPER VOLTA AND PRESIDENT EYEMDEMA OF TOGO ALL ARRIVED TOGETHER.

    TODAY'S CONFERENCE FOLLOWS A SIX-DAY MINISTERIAL MEETING WHICH HAS DRAFTED PREPARATORY DOCUMENTS FOR THE LEADER ON MORE THAN FORTY TOPICS TO BE CONSIDERED.

    ONE OF THE CHIEF SUBJECTS WILL BE THE QUESTION OF THE RENEWAL OF THE CONVENTION OF YAOUNDE, THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN 18 FRENCH-SPEAKING NATIONS OF AFRICA AND THE COMMON MARKET, WHICH EXPIRES IN MAY.

    THE TALKS, WHICH WILL LAST FOR THREE DAYS, ARE TO BE HELD IN VARIOUS PLACES NEAR THE CITY OF KINSHASA, INCLUDING ABOARD PRESIDENT MOBUTU'S YACHT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB3CLOJVGDFIWJEONT9ULVNFF
    Media URN:
    VLVAB3CLOJVGDFIWJEONT9ULVNFF
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/01/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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