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    President Mobutu Sese Seko of Zaire received a Brazilian military academy delegation on Tuesday (17 June) when it made a one-day stopover in Kinshasa during a five-nation African tour.

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    President Mobutu Sese Seko of Zaire received a Brazilian military academy delegation on Tuesday (17 June) when it made a one-day stopover in Kinshasa during a five-nation African tour.

    Official releases said the aim of the visit was "cultural" and would serve to reinforce the bonds of understanding between the leading groups of both nations, so fostering better international relations."
    The delegation, headed by Brigadier-General Alfredo Honrique de Berenguer Cesar met with President Mobutu for 45 minutes. The latin American visitors had previously been to Senegal, Libya and Nigeria. They left Kinshasa on Tuesday afternoon for the Ivory Coast capital, Abidjan.

    SYNOPSIS: President Mobutu entertained the Brazilians at the Government offices in the capital for forty-five minutes. Official releases said the aim of the visit was "cultural" and would serve to reinforce the bonds of understanding between the leading groups of both nations. This, in turn, would serve to foster better international relations.

    The latin American visitors had previously been to Libya, Senegal and Nigeria. They left Kinshasa for Ivory Cost Shortly after the meeting.

    The delegation head, Brigadier-General Alfredo Henrique de Berenguer Cesar, said the five countries had been chosen to given the military students the best possible cross-section of Africa.

    The Brigadier said the visit had been arranged to further his student's education.

    There have been reports from Kinshasa in the last few days of an attempted military coup. Top-ranking military men have been named by a government newspaper as having been involved.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAESVD33RGMYMLALPFKG2XOS8HC
    Media URN:
    VLVAESVD33RGMYMLALPFKG2XOS8HC
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/06/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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