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    PRESIDENT GREGOIRE KAYABANDA OF RWANDA, FRESH FROM HIS VISIT TO THE UNITED STATES, ARRIVED IN BRUSSELS TODAY TO START A FOUR-DAY UNOFFICIAL VISIT TO BELGIUM.

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    PRESIDENT GREGOIRE KAYABANDA OF RWANDA, FRESH FROM HIS VISIT TO THE UNITED STATES, ARRIVED IN BRUSSELS TODAY TO START A FOUR-DAY UNOFFICIAL VISIT TO BELGIUM.

    THE RWANDA PRESIDENT WAS MET AT THE AIRPORT BY THE BELGIAN DEPUTY PREMIER, M. WILLY DE CLERCQ AND FOREIGN MINISTER PIERRE HARMEL. A NUMBER OF OTHER BELGIAN OFFICIALS WERE PRESENT FOR THE WELCOMING CEREMONIES.

    MR. KATISANDA'S ENTOURAGE INCLUDED MR. NDWANITE, THE VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY, MR MPACANIYE, MR. BACARAGAZA, AND MR. NINANI.

    THE PURPOSE OF THE PRESIDENT'S VISIT IS TO DISCUSS WITH THE BELGIUM GOVERNMENT CERTAIN ASPECTS OF FINANCIAL, TECHNICAL, AND POSSIBLY MILITARY AID. BUT WHEN HE SPOKE TO REPORTER AT THE AIRPORT THEIR MAJOR INTEREST WAS IN THE CONGO.

    PRESIDENT KAYIBANDA TOLD THE PRESS THAT THE SITUATION IN THE CONGO, WHICH BORDERS ON RWANDA, WAS NOT CLEAR, AND THAT PRUDENCE SHOULD BE EXERCISED. ALTHOUGH HE FELT THAT MERCENARIES WERE TERRORISING YOUNG AFRICAN COUNTRIES, HE DID NOT FEAR THEIR INFILTRATION INTO RWANDA. HIS CONCERN WAS NOW WITH THE TREATMENT OF EUROPEAN AND CONGOLESE REFUGEES.

    M. DE CLERQ AND M. HARMEL THANKED THE PRESIDENT FOR HELP GIVEN TO BELGIAN REFUGEES FROM THE CONGO. THEY HOPED IN THEIR TURN TO BE ABLE TO AID THE DEVELOPMENT OF RWANDA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEBVN50U4WBUJ6WKG6ZSLKN8DB
    Media URN:
    VLVAEBVN50U4WBUJ6WKG6ZSLKN8DB
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/08/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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