• Short Summary

    THE END OF THE "COPPER WAR" BETWEEN BELGIAN AND CONGO-KINSHASA MINING INTERESTS, AND THE NEW AGREEMENT SIGNED BETWEEN THE TWO SIDES, HAS TAKEN CONGO-KINSHASA A FURTHER STEP TOWARDS ECONOMIC INDEPENDENCE, ACCORDING TO PRESIDENT MOBUTU.

  • Description

    1.
    GV PAN. Verandah building
    0.10

    2.
    SV INT. TILT DOWN to Mobutu speaking
    0.21

    3.
    SV PAN. Mobutu at table speaks
    0.27

    4.
    CU Reporter
    0.31

    5.
    LV Mobutu speaks, reporters
    0.34

    6.
    CU Reporter writes (2 shots)
    0.38

    7.
    CU Mobutu speaks
    0.47

    8.
    SV Press cameramen
    0.49

    9.
    SV Tape recorder
    0.52

    10.
    SV Pressmen
    0.54

    11.
    CU Mobutu speaks
    1.02

    12.
    LV Meeting ends
    1.10


    PRESIDENT MOBUTU SPEAKS; MINISTERS; JOURNALISTS LISTEN.




    Initials JBC/VS/JH/BB


    EDITORS: OUR PRODUCTION NUMBER 1852/67 -- "CONGO-KINSHASA: BUSINESS AS USUAL BY THE UNION MINIERE" -- SERVICED 25 FEBRUARY, 1967 -- REFERS.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE END OF THE "COPPER WAR" BETWEEN BELGIAN AND CONGO-KINSHASA MINING INTERESTS, AND THE NEW AGREEMENT SIGNED BETWEEN THE TWO SIDES, HAS TAKEN CONGO-KINSHASA A FURTHER STEP TOWARDS ECONOMIC INDEPENDENCE, ACCORDING TO PRESIDENT MOBUTU. HE MADE THE CLAIM AT A PRESS CONFERENCE CALLED TO EXPLAIN THE "AGREEMENT OF TECHNICAL CO-OPERATION".

    PRESIDENT MOBUTU HAD INVITED THE PRESS TO HIS RESIDENCE AT MOUNT STANLEY SPECIALLY TO TELL THEN OF THE NEW DEAL, WHICH WILL ENABLE THE COUNTRY TO TAKE FULL BENEFIT FROM ITS MINING EXPORTS. THESE HAD BEEN SUSPENDED IN DECEMBER WHEN THE BRUSSELS-BASED UNION MINIERE REFUSED TO MOVE ITS HEADQUARTERS TO THE CONGO.

    THE AGREEMENT WAS REACHED BETWEEN THE CONGOLESE STATE-CONTROLLED COMPANY GECOMIN AND THE SOCIETE GENERALE DES MINERAIS DE BELGIQUE (S.G.M.), WHICH IS A SUBSIDIARY OF THE UNION MINIERE. UNDER IT, S.G.M. WILL RECEIVE A FOUR-AND-A-HALF PER CENT COMMISSION ON ALL SALES. THE S.G.M. WILL ALSO SUPPLY GECOMIN WITH A PROCESSING AND MARKETING SERVICE FOR COPPER AND OTHER KATANGESE MINERALS.

    THE CONTRACT WILL LAST FOR THREE YEARS, WITH A TWO-YEAR NOTICE PERIOD AT THE END.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7LX68KV3WJ9DODZJL8SGF0SDC
    Media URN:
    VLVA7LX68KV3WJ9DODZJL8SGF0SDC
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/03/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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