A group of the Belgian Congo's top political leaders arrived in Brussels, December 3, for preparatory talks on the future of their country, recently the scene of a succession of serious riots.
GV. Belgian Congo Ministry in Brussels.
SV Leaders of three Belgian Congo parties arrive at Ministry.
SCU PAN..Leaders enter Ministry building.
CU Entrance to Ministry.
SV Mr. Schryver welcomes ministers.
CU PAN.. Party leaders PAN to Mr. Schryver.
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Background: A group of the Belgian Congo's top political leaders arrived in Brussels, December 3, for preparatory talks on the future of their country, recently the scene of a succession of serious riots.
Among the Congo delegates were M. Kasavubu (Abako) and N. Kalonji (M.N.C.) who recently made a joint declaration that the aim of their united front was immediate and unconditional independence. The delegates were greeted in Brussels by M. Scheyven, a member of the Belgian Government.
They represent the Congo's three chief political movements - Abako (Association des Bakongo), P.S.A. (parti solidaire africain) and M.N.C. (movement national congolais.
A round table conference on the Congo's future will be held in January and the present talks - proposed by the Minister of the Congo and Ruanda Urundi, M. De Schryver, - are being held in preparation for next year's meeting.