Zaire's ambassadors to foreign countries attended their sixth conference at Kinshasa, capital of Zaire, last week (16 April).
SV Mobutu out of car and greets officials.
CU Guard saluting
SV Mobutu reviewing guard of honour. (2 shots)
LV INT. Mobutu walks to conference hall.
SV Delegates seated inside (2 shots)
SV Mobutu taking seat.
SV PAN Delegates applauding.
SV PAN Delegates seated.
PRESIDENT MOBUTU GREETED ON ARRIVAL AT CONFERENCE: REVIEWING GUARD OF HONOUR: DIPLOMATS IN MEETING: MOBUTU TAKES SEAT.
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Background: Zaire's ambassadors to foreign countries attended their sixth conference at Kinshasa, capital of Zaire, last week (16 April). The conference was chaired by Zaire's Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr. Nguza Karl-i-Bond. Mr. Karl-i-Bond made a speech opening the conference and welcoming the Nigerian Head of State, President Mobutu Sese Seko. The meeting was described officially as a self-critical look at themselves by the a ambassador.
The ambassadors' return home for the meeting follows extensive diplomatic tours by the President himself. In recent international trips, President Mobutu has visited Belgium, Tanzania, Mauritania, India and The People's Republic of China.
In Africa itself, President Mobutu, his government and diplomats have maintained good relations with Zaire's many neighbours. In Europe and other parts of the western world, Zaire's diplomacy has made it clear that the country welcomes foreign investment.
SYNOPSIS: The Head of State of Zaire, President Mobutu Sese Seko attended a meeting of his country's ambassadors at Kinshasa last week.
President Mobutu had recalled the ambassadors from their overseas postings to attend the meeting, the sixth of its kind.
The conference was chaired by Zaire's Foreign Affairs Minister, M. Nguza Karl-i-Bond.
President Mobutu, his government and ambassadors have maintained good relations with Zaire's many neighbours. The President has personally made extensive diplomatic tours this year. Countries visited include, Belgium, Tanzania, Mauritania, India and The People's Republic of China.
The meeting was described officially as a self-critical look at the ambassadors' own work. Their efforts have had good results in Europe as well as in Africa itself. Zaire's diplomacy abroad has made it clear to Europe and other parts of the western world that the country still welcomes foreign investment. Many large projects in Zaire have been launched with the assistance of finance raised abroad.