Top-ranking officials from the Rumanian Communist Party arrived in Brazzaville on Thursday (19 September) for talks with leaders of the Congolese Workers' Party on trade and technical co-operation.
SCU Gheorge Negula walking across tarmac (2 shots)
SV & CU as above speaking to reporters in longue (4 shots)
SV Into car and car away
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Background: Top-ranking officials from the Rumanian Communist Party arrived in Brazzaville on Thursday (19 September) for talks with leaders of the Congolese Workers' Party on trade and technical co-operation.
They've agreed to set up a joint concern in Brazzaville for the production and sale of cotton after yesterday's meeting (22 September). The project has been approved by the Congolese Council of Ministers, according to a Government spokesman. He said two other projects, including a synthetic fibre factory and a timber processing plant, were also discussed.
The three-man delegation, led by Central Committee member, Gheorge Negula, leaves tomorrow (24 September).
SYNOPSIS: A Rumanian delegation, led by Central Committee member, Mr. Gheorge Negula, arrived at Brazzaville for bilateral talks with the Congoless Workers' Party on Thursday. The three delegates were due to stay in the capital for six days.
They were later to hold wide-ranging discussions with the Congolese covering many aspects -- from cultural exchanges to economic co-operation. The Rumanians concentrated on the setting up of joint ventures with their host country. They are interested in setting up a cotton factory and industrial plants for the production of synthetic fibre and plywood.
At the meetings in the Palace of the People, Brazzaville, the Congolese were headed by Politburo member, Pierre Nze. The first session took place the day after the arrival of the Rumanians. The delegates from the Rumanian Communist Party were due to leave for home on September twenty-fourth.