• Short Summary

    THE CONGOLESE HEAD OF STATE, GENERAL MOBUTU HAS THIS MONTH BEEN MEETING MILITARY REPRESENTATIVES FROM OVERSEAS.

  • Description

    THE CONGOLESE HEAD OF STATE, GENERAL MOBUTU HAS THIS MONTH BEEN MEETING MILITARY REPRESENTATIVES FROM OVERSEAS.

    GENERAL MOBUTU OPENED HIS DISCUSSIONS WITH THE VISITING MILITARY HEADS WHEN HE WELCOMED MAJOR THOMAS NDEBIMEYE, COMMANDER OF THE BURUNDI ARMED FORCES. THEY DISCUSSED AN ARRANGEMENT TO TRAIN BURUNDI PARACHUTISTS IN CONGO-KINSHASA. AGREEMENT ON THIS HAS NOW BEEN REACHED.

    LATER, GENERAL MOBUTU MET AHMED EL SHERIF, COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF THE SUDANESE ARMED FORCES. HE GAVE GENERAL MOBUTU A MESSAGE FROM THE SUDANESE PRESIDENT, PRESIDENT ISMAIL ALAZAHRI. GENERAL MOBUTU AND THE VISITING SUDANESE MILITARY DELEGATE ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE DISCUSSED MUTUAL DEFENCE PROBLEMS.

    MILITARY SUPPLIES TO THE CONGOLESE FORCES FROM THE UNITED STATES WAS THE MAIN TOPIC OF DISCUSSION BETWEEN GENERAL MOBUTU AND GENERAL CONWAY, OF THE UNITED STATES, WHEN THEY MET IN KINSHASA. THE UNITED STATES SUPPLIES THE CONGOLESE ARMY WITH A VARIETY OF EQUIPMENT. THE TWO DISCUSSED THE CONTINUATION OF THE EXISTING AGREEMENT ON ARMS BETWEEN THE CONGO-KINSHASA AND THE UNITED STATES. GENERAL CONWAY IS RESPONSIBLE FOR AMERICAN MILITARY ASSISTANCE PROGRAMMES SOUTH OF THE SAHARA. HIS VISIT WAS DESCRIBED AS ROUTINE.

    GENERAL CONWAY ALSO HAD DISCUSSIONS WITH THE CONGOLESE DEFENCE LEADER, M. BOBOZO, BEFORE TRAVELLING TO KATANGA. HE LATER TRAVELLED TO MONROVIA FOR TALKS WITH LIBERIAN OFFICIALS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACHCR0NC2H3WV6KMO84M6RMVJS
    Media URN:
    VLVACHCR0NC2H3WV6KMO84M6RMVJS
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/03/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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