• Short Summary

    The Congolese "peace conference," called in the Republic of Madagascar by Katangan President Tshombe to settle the country's internal political differences, had a ceremonial opening Mar. 6 in the reception hall of the Presidential Palace, Tananarive.

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    The Congolese "peace conference," called in the Republic of Madagascar by Katangan President Tshombe to settle the country's internal political differences, had a ceremonial opening Mar. 6 in the reception hall of the Presidential Palace, Tananarive.

    Madagascar President Philibert Tsiranana acting as neutral host, made a welcoming address to the 51 delegates including such leading personalities as : President Kasavubu, Congo Republic President; Mr. Tshombe, Katanga President; Mr. Kalonji, South Kasai Provincial President; Mr. Ileo, Central Government Prime Minister; Mr. Mukenge, North Kasai Provincial President; Mr. Bolikango of Equateur Province; and Mr. Kamitatu, Lumumbist President of the Provincial Government in Leopoldville.

    At this meeting they arranged to postpone their round-table talks for 24 hours to allow Mr. Gizenga, Lumumbist Premier of Stanleyville, to attend the meeting.

    But Mar. 7 he still had not arrived and they decided to begin the "summit conference" the next day without him.

    the session was expected to begin with President Tshombe outlining his proposal for a Congo settlement. He was expected to call for a united stand against further military intervention by the United Nations, propose an economic alliance between all Congolese provinces, and put forward a plan for investigating all foreign technicians and advisers.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAF02TS1D1AXJMT8ACQ4RYLU074
    Media URN:
    VLVAF02TS1D1AXJMT8ACQ4RYLU074
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/03/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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