On Monday (19 March) the President of Zaire, Mobutu Sese Seko, arrived in Nouakchott. Mauritania's?
GV Mobutu & party walks form plane
SV Military band playing
MV Mobutu(right) & Ould Daddah at attention
SV Guard of honour PAN Mobutu past
SV Mobutu shake hands with delegates(2 shots)
MV Mobutu & party past guards
LV,MLV Mobutu in car(waves stick) part of motorcade, crowds cheering (2 shots)
SV ZOOM OUT Welcoming banner & flags, cars drive under.
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Background: On Monday (19 March) the President of Zaire, Mobutu Sese Seko, arrived in Nouakchott. Mauritania's capital, for the start of a 5-day visit to Mauritania. The President was accompanied by his wife. They were in Mauritania at the official invitation of the government. President Mobutu was accorded full military honours upon his arrival, and was given an official airport welcome by Mauritania's President Moktar Ould Daddah.
From the airport President Mobutu was driven, at the head of a motorcade, through Nouakchott where enthusiastic crowds lined the road.
President Mobutu was scheduled to have formal talks with President Moktar Ould Daddah covering matters of mutual interest to Zaire and Mauritania. Their aim is to strengthen a relationship which is already extremely good between both countries.
SYNOPSIS: From the airport President Mobutu was driven, at the had of a motorcade, through the streets of Nouakchott. Everywhere enthusiastic crowds greeted him. In his own country, President Mobutu is known as "Father of the Republic".