• Short Summary

    In Paris, President Giscard d'Estaing has held talks with President Mobutu Sese Seko Zaire.

    SYNOPSIS: The?

  • Description

    1.
    SV: President of Zaire Republic Mobutu Sese Seko and French officials walk across forecourt and up to Elysee Palace, shakes hands with President Giscard d'Estaing.
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    2.
    GV EXTERIOR: Elysee Palace.
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    3.
    SV INTERIOR: President Mobutu and President Giscard shake hands after talks at Palace and President Mobutu begins to walk out.
    0.34

    4.
    SVs: President Mobutu talks to press (2 shots)
    1.02

    5.
    SV: President Mobutu steps down to waiting car and drives away. (3 shots)
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: In Paris, President Giscard d'Estaing has held talks with President Mobutu Sese Seko Zaire.

    SYNOPSIS: The African leader arrived in France on Monday for a 48-hour visit and met President Giscard at the Elysee Palace in Paris the next day. It was President Mobutu's second visit to France since the invasion of Zaire's southern province of Shaba in March, allegedly by Angolan Forces. The French helped Zaire repel the invaders sending arms and air-lifting Moroccan military equipment to Zaire's troops. They also discouraged Zaire from using napalm and from sending forces across the border. This week talks were mainly about economic relations between the two countries. President Mobutu told reporters later that other subjects had been discussed but he did not give details. He confirmed that the French Minister of Co-operation would be visiting Zaire shortly but said that visit was not connected with his own trip to France.

    After the talks, President Mobutu left for Switzerland to resume medical treatment he has been receiving there.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAB06JPPQDPKG4HKYSZ0HQK3ZC
    Media URN:
    VLVAAB06JPPQDPKG4HKYSZ0HQK3ZC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/10/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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