Patrice Lumumba, Premier of the Congo Republic, flew into Rabat, Morocco, by Soviet airliner August 4 for talks with King Mohammed and Moroccan leaders.
Patrice Lumumba, Premier of the Congo Republic, flew into Rabat, Morocco, by Soviet airliner August 4 for talks with King Mohammed and Moroccan leaders. A military airport band played as he walked along a red carpet to inspect a guard-of-honour. After taking the traditional hospitality of milk and dates he drove with the Crown Prince into Rabat.
The Congolese Prime Minister had flown straight from Tunis following talks with President Bourguiba. At the end of his visit he told a press conference that he would take "radical" new measures if all Belgian troops had not left the Congo by the time he returned to Leopoldville on Monday. He did not say what these measures would be.
A joint statement issued in Tunis said Mr Lumumba and President Bourguiba of Tunisia had agreed "to study the practical means of a meeting between the leaders of African states". The aim of such a meeting would be to create favourable conditions for effective cooperation between African states.