President Mobutu of Congo-Kinshasa received the credentials of three ambassadors in short ceremonies at his Mount Stanley residence on Wednesday 14th October.
President Mobutu of Congo-Kinshasa received the credentials of three ambassadors in short ceremonies at his Mount Stanley residence on Wednesday 14th October. It was the President's 40th birthday.
M. Mohamed Diop, the Senegalese Ambassador to Congo-Kinshasa was the first of three new ambassadors to visit President Mobutu on his birthday.
After praising Congo-Kinshasa's economic progress, stability, and the President's leadership, M. Diop presented his credentials and then signed the officials visitors book.
M. Claude Chayet of France was the second new ambassador to introduce himself formally to president Mobutu.
Addressing the President, M. Chayet stressed the "Prominent position the Congolese Democratic Republic holds among French-speaking countries."
In reply, the President reaffirmed his government's determination to further co-operation between the two countries. He is due to make an official visit to France in March next.
Israel's new representative, Ambassador Shimon Moratt, was next to greet President Mobutu, and spoke of the ever-increasing goodwill and understanding between the two countries. He hoped to be able to continue the efforts of his predecessors.
After receiving M. Moratt's credentials, the President complimented Israel on its co-operation and local interest.