• Short Summary

    Congolese Premier Patrice Lumumba flew into New York's Idlewild Airport July 24 for talks with Mr Hammarskjoeld, United Nations Secretary-General, Waiting to greet him were some 50 African officials and representatives from the United Nations.

  • Description

    Congolese Premier Patrice Lumumba flew into New York's Idlewild Airport July 24 for talks with Mr Hammarskjoeld, United Nations Secretary-General, Waiting to greet him were some 50 African officials and representatives from the United Nations.

    In an interview at the Airport he said: "We came here to make direct contact with the Secretary-General to arrange a speedy solution to the problem of the Congo." Speaking in French he added that the peace of the Congo Republic "is conditioned on the immediate departure of Belgian troops and we thank the United Nations for the resolution it adopted in that sense."
    Mr Lumumba met Mr Hammarskjoeld that afternoon, and described the 2 1/2-hour talk as "very fruitful". The next day he was invited to attend a luncheon conference given by Mr Hammarskjoeld with the chief delegates of the II Security Council members and the nine African Assembly member states. So far there were no plans for the Congolese Prime Minister to address a meeting of the Security Council.

    The United Nations announced July 23 that it would have more than 12,000 troops in the Congo Republic by the following weekend. They would comprise 14 battalions and five companies.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE9ZR3A252K84V7A51GX41DAHC
    Media URN:
    VLVAE9ZR3A252K84V7A51GX41DAHC
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/07/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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