VISNEWS filmed the arrival by air in Leopoldville of Mr. Henri A. Cornelis, Governor General?
VISNEWS filmed the arrival by air in Leopoldville of Mr. Henri A. Cornelis, Governor General of the Belgian Congo. Mr. Cornelis had been in Brussels for consultations with Mr. Van Hemalyck, Belgian Colonial Minister.
Making his first appearance in public since his recent nomination Vice-Governor General Mr. G. Lafontaine was at the airport to meet his superior. Watched by a large crowd of natives the Governor General inspected a guard of honour of a veteran regiment of the army. After the welcome-home ceremony the Governor General drove by car to the city.
It had been suggested in the Belgian capital that Mr. Cornelis would resign following the Congo riots earlier this year, but after several meetings with Mr. Van Hemelryck he was asked to remain at his post.