Patrice Lumumba, Premier of the Congo Republic, flew into Rabat, Morocco, by Soviet airliner August 4 for talks with King Mohammed and Moroccan leaders.
LV prince Moulay Hassan waits at Rabat airport
LV Lumumba's plane taxies
SV Crown Prince waiting
LV Lumumba down steps of plane
CU Lumumba shakes hand with Crown Prince
SV PAN..Crown Prince and Lumumba walk past
LV Inspect guard of honour
SV PAN.. Crown Prince and lumumba past
SV Lumumba shakes hands with VIP's
SV Royal car waits outside airport
SN INT..Lumumba sits with Crown Prince taking refreshment of milk and dates
SIDE V.. DITTO
LV Lumumba and Crown Prince out of and towards car
SV Crown Prince into car
SV PAN..Lumumba and Crown Prince in car past
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Background: Patrice Lumumba, Premier of the Congo Republic, flew into Rabat, Morocco, by Soviet airliner August 4 for talks with King Mohammed and Moroccan leaders. A military airport band played as he walked along a red carpet to inspect a guard-of-honour. After taking the traditional hospitality of milk and dates he drove with the Crown Prince into Rabat.
The Congolese Prime Minister had flown straight from Tunis following talks with President Bourguiba. At the end of his visit he told a press conference that he would take "radical" new measures if all Belgian troops had not left the Congo by the time he returned to Leopoldville on Monday. He did not say what these measures would be.
A joint statement issued in Tunis said Mr Lumumba and President Bourguiba of Tunisia had agreed "to study the practical means of a meeting between the leaders of African states". The aim of such a meeting would be to create favourable conditions for effective cooperation between African states.