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    IN KINSHASA, MEMBERS OF THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS, ACCREDITED TO CONGO-KINSHASA, RECENTLY PRESENTED THEIR NEW YEAR GREETINGS TO PRESIDENT MOBUTU.

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    IN KINSHASA, MEMBERS OF THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS, ACCREDITED TO CONGO-KINSHASA, RECENTLY PRESENTED THEIR NEW YEAR GREETINGS TO PRESIDENT MOBUTU. THE DIPLOMATS WERE LED BY MONSIGNOR MAURY, THE APOSTOLIC NUNCIO AND DEAN OF THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS.

    MONSIGNOR MAURY INTRODUCED EACH OF HIS COLLEAGUES TO THE PRESIDENT AFTER PRESENTING HIS OWN GREETINGS TO THE CHIEF OF STATE.

    IN HIS SPEECH, MONSIGNOR MAURY SAID THAT HE SHARED THE INDICATION FELT DURING THE DRAMATIC EVENTS OF THE PAST YEAR AND HE EXPRESSED THE ADMIRATION OF THE DIPLOMATS FOR THE PRESIDENT'S DETERMINATION TO PUT AN END TO, WHAT HE CALLED, THE FLAGRANT VIOLATIONS OF THE VERY PRINCIPLES OF CIVILISATION. HE SPOKE OF THE SUCCESS OF THE OAU SUMMIT MEETING AND OF THE GREAT ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE NEW REGIME. FINALLY, HE EXPRESSED THE WISH THAT, WITH PEACE RETURNING, THE CONGO WILL, ONCE MORE, BE ABLE TO EXPAND IN ALL FIELDS OF ECONOMIC, CULTURAL AND SOCIAL ACTIVITIES.

    IN REPLY, PRESIDENT MOBUTU TOOK UP AGAIN THE LINES OF HIS NEW YEAR MESSAGE TO THE CONGOLESE PEOPLE, IN WHICH HE ANNOUNCED SEVERAL MEASURES AIMED AT IMPROVING, CONGOLESE AGRICULTURE. HE PROCLAIMED 1968 "AGRICULTURE YEAR" AND SAID THAT ALL CONGOLESE SHOULD PARTICIPATE IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE COUNTRY'S AGRICULTURE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABUG8Z5ZS8XAO3Z6BIOCZC1PTZ
    Media URN:
    VLVABUG8Z5ZS8XAO3Z6BIOCZC1PTZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/01/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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