• Short Summary

    President Mobutu Sese Seko of Zaire has been visiting Senegal to wish President Leopold Sedar Senghor a happy 70th birthday.

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    GV Aircraft taxiing on runway in Dakar, Senegal
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    SV President Mobutu of Zaire down steps of and greeted by President Senghor of Senegal
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    SV Band playing
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    SV Mobutu and Senghor taking salute
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    SV Army officers saluting
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    SV PAN Troops at attention TO Mobutu inspecting guard of honour
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    SV Women and children looking on
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    SV Mobutu shaking hands with officials
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    SV Flag flying
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    SV Children presenting Mobutu with bouquet of flowers
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    President Mobutu's visit co-incided with the end of a five-day international seminar on culture and development held to mark President Senghor's birthday celebrations.




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    Background: President Mobutu Sese Seko of Zaire has been visiting Senegal to wish President Leopold Sedar Senghor a happy 70th birthday.

    SYNOPSIS: President Mobutu, who postponed a visit to Senegal in July for unspecified reasons, arrived in Dakar, the capital, on Thursday (7 October). His visit was the start of a journey due to take him to Togo and the Ivory Coast.

    President Mobutu and President Senghor have signed three treaties in the past linking their nations -- a friendship treaty in 1969, a cultural agreement in the same year, and a commercial accord two years later.

    President Mobutu's visit was one of the highlights of several foreign visits to Dakar to mark President Senghor's birthday. The Senegalese leader is one of Africa's oldest and longest-serving leaders, and a respected poet in French intellectual circles.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9C1B2VVG8OLEL6HFIOJASNYSM
    Media URN:
    VLVA9C1B2VVG8OLEL6HFIOJASNYSM
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/10/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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