A Rumanian delegation completed a four-day visit to Congo-Brazzaville on Sunday (16 May) with a meeting at which a joint communique was read.
CU ZOOM back, EXT. Vice-Presidency building
SCU Patan and Raoul arrive
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CU Rumanian flag PAN to Rumanian delegates
MV Representative of Congolese Foreign Affairs.
GV Rumanian delegation
SV & CU members of Congolese delegation (2 shots)
SV communique being read
GV Rumanian delegation
CU members of Congolese delegation (2 shots)
STV Patan signs agreement
SCU Raoul signs agreement
SV & CU Raoul presents painting to Patan (2 shots)
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Background: A Rumanian delegation completed a four-day visit to Congo-Brazzaville on Sunday (16 May) with a meeting at which a joint communique was read. The communique, which was published on Monday (17 May) stressed "the importance of harnessing material and human resources for the economic and social progress of every state".
SYNOPSIS: The Vice-Presidency building in Brazzaville was on Sunday the scene of meeting marking the end of four-day visit by a Rumanian delegation to Congo-Brazzaville. The Rumanians were led by Mr. Ion Patan, Deputy Chairman of the Rumanian Council of Ministers. Congolese Vice-Premier Major Alfred Raoul accompanied his country's delegation.
The Congolese Foreign Ministry was also represented.
The Rumanian delegation toured the country while visiting.
The Congolese Ambassador to Rumania was present as was the Finance Minister.
A joint communique was then read which was published on Monday. The communique stressed "the importance of harnessing material and human resources for the economic and social progress of every state". The communique also condemned colonialism, neocolonialism and racial discrimination.
Then Mr. Patan and Vice-President Raoul signed an aide-memoire setting out all the economic problems that had touched upon during the delegation's talks.
Following the signing, Vice-President Raoul presented the Rumanians with a painting by a well-known Congolese artist.
The Rumanian delegation spoke with various Congolese leaders during their visit. They met the President Major Marien Ngouabi. They also visited economic projects in the country's interior. On Sunday, they left for Kinshasa.