President Marien Ngouabi of Congo-Brazzaville visited Kinshasa recently for the first time, for a day's talks with President Joseph Mobutu.
SV PAN Mobutu on way to receive Ngouabi.
SV Women applaud.
SV Mobutu meats military official
LV Ferry-boat bringing President Ngouabi.
SV Mobutu waiting by riverside.
SV PAN Ngouabi steps off from boat, is greeted by Mobutu ( 2 shots )
SV Ngouabi's Prime Minister talking to Mobutu.
SV Ngouabi and Mobutu acknowledging crowd.
SV Ngouabi meets military men and then leaves. ( 2 shots )
CU Delegate in conference hall.
SV Raoul seated on left.
SCU Ngouabi speaking to press. FRENCH SOF starts:
SV Listening on left.
SV Delegates listening.
TRANSCRIPT: PRESIDENT NGOUABI (SEQ. 12): "The paths we have chosen are certainly different, but they have to correspond to habits of mind, customs, and the political and economic structure of each country, and there are not so much real differences, but only some distinctions. I consider that I, who am African, and first of all a Congolese, and as such I cannot see how one can be like anything other than an African. But for us the experience of evolution is universal in this sense. When one is constructing a bridge from mathematical first principles one has to start off from what is given."
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Background: President Marien Ngouabi of Congo-Brazzaville visited Kinshasa recently for the first time, for a day's talks with President Joseph Mobutu. President Mobutu met his visitor off the ferry across the Congo river, the frontier between the two Congo Republics.
The two Congolese capitals Kinshasa and Brazzaville resumed diplomatic relations last year after a two-year estrangement.
President Mobutu visited Brazzaville in January, and observers believe the talks between the two presidents then dealt mainly with economic relations, following the end of the political fued.
On this visit, President Ngouabi made a friendly statement before talks began: