• Short Summary

    CONGO-KINSHASA'S FIRST INTERNATIONAL FAIR WAS OFFICIALLY OPENED ON MONDAY (30 JUNE) BY PRESIDENT JOSEPH MOBUTU ON THE NINTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CONGO'S INDEPENDENCE.

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    MOBUTU ARRIVES; MOBUTU WITH OBOTE -- PRESIDENT OF UGANDA; OFFICIAL OPENING.




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    Background: CONGO-KINSHASA'S FIRST INTERNATIONAL FAIR WAS OFFICIALLY OPENED ON MONDAY (30 JUNE) BY PRESIDENT JOSEPH MOBUTU ON THE NINTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CONGO'S INDEPENDENCE.

    PRESIDENT OF UGANDA MR. MILTON OBOTE ACCOMPANIED PRESIDENT MOBUTU AT THE OPENING CEREMONY.

    THE CONGO PRESIDENT PRESENTED PRESIDENT OBOTE AND HIS WIFE WITH THE ORDER OF THE LEOPARD AS A TRIBUTE TO THEM.

    ALTHOUGH 30 COUNTRIES ARE PARTICIPATING, THE FAIR IS ABOVE ALL A BELGO-CONGOLESE EVENT. AS FOREIGN MINISTER JUSTIN MARIE BOMBOKO COMMENTED, CO-OPERATION BETWEEN BELGIUM AND CONGO-KINSHASA IS DESIRABLE AND COULD BE FRUITFUL.

    HE ADDED THAT HIS COUNTRY DID NOT WANT TO DEAL WITH BELGIUM EXCLUSIVELY AND THAT ALL COUNTRIES WERE WELCOME TO TRADE WITH THEM.

    BELGIUM'S MINISTER FOR ECONOMIC AFFAIRS M. EDMOND LEBURTON SAID THE EVENT MADE HIS COUNTRY REALISE THE HEADWAY MADE ON THE ROAD OF RESTORED FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES.

    HE ADDED: "BELGIUM IS PROUD AND HAPPY TO HAVE A FRIEND AND A FAITHFUL ALLY IN THIS GREAT AFRICAN COUNTRY".

    BEFORE A LARGE CROWD PRESIDENT MOBUTU OFFICIALLY OPENED THE FAIR BY CUTTING A RIBBON.

    TANZANIA IS ONE OF THE AFRICAN COUNTRIES WHICH HAS MADE A BIG EFFORT TO DISPLAY THEIR PRODUCTS.

    THE FAIR IS EXPECTED TO ATTRACT MANY FOREIGN COUNTRIES TO INCREASE THEIR TRADE WITH THIS AFRICAN COUNTRY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA55FIXQ1HTGGCE1HNEY3WTAOTK
    Media URN:
    VLVA55FIXQ1HTGGCE1HNEY3WTAOTK
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/07/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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