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    PRESIDENT JOSEPH MOBUTU OF CONGO-KINSHASA RECENTLY CELEBRATED HIS 37TH BIRTHDAY -- AN AGE WHICH PUTS HIM AMONG AFRICA'S YOUNGEST LEADERS.

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    HEADQUARTERS BUILDING; GUESTS ARRIVE; PRESIDENT AND MRS. MOBUTU TALK TO GUESTS.




    Initials RGH/VS/JF/LMC



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: PRESIDENT JOSEPH MOBUTU OF CONGO-KINSHASA RECENTLY CELEBRATED HIS 37TH BIRTHDAY -- AN AGE WHICH PUTS HIM AMONG AFRICA'S YOUNGEST LEADERS.

    HIS BIRTHDAY PARTY AT THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY HEADQUARTERS IN KINSHASA WAS ATTENDED BY A LARGE NUMBER OF CONGOLESE OFFICIALS AND FOREIGN DIPLOMATS.

    DURING THE LAVISH RECEPTION, FLOWERS AND GIFTS WERE HANDED TO THE PRESIDENT BY THE MINISTER OF INTERIOR, M. ETIENNE TSHISEKEDI, ON BEHALF OF THE GOVERNMENT.

    GENERAL MOBUTU TOLD THE GATHERING HE WAS DEEPLY TOUCHED BY EVERYONE'S AFFECTION, AND PARTICULARLY BY THE GOOD WISHES CONVEYED BY THE AMBASSADOR OF THE NETHERLANDS ON BEHALF OF THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS.

    (INTERIOR MINISTER, M. TSHISEKEDI, WAS ONE OF THOSE WHO RETAINED HIS PORTFOLIO IN A CABINET RESHUFFLE ON OCTOBER ???TH, WHEN PRESIDENT MOBUTU DROPPED EIGHT OF HIS MINISTERS AND SWITCHED SEVERAL OTHERS TO NEW POSTS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE49FU0KHQ6035BWP06BG5YH6D
    Media URN:
    VLVAE49FU0KHQ6035BWP06BG5YH6D
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/10/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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