President Joseph Mobutu of Congo-Kinshasa paid a four-day state visit to Sudan. At the end?
GV motorcade, Mobutu and Nimeiry through streets of Khartoum (2 shots)
LV crowd and banners
GV Republican Palace
SV Interior Nimeiry & Mobutu enter room and sit down at conference table
CU PAN Ministers Zain El-Abdeen and Faroukh Abu Eisa
SV Presidents Mobutu and Nimiery at table
SV Congolese Minister of Foreign Affairs Mario Cardoso speaks
CU Mobutu and Nimeiry signing documents (2 shots)
CU Nimeiry (rt) shakes hands with Mobutu
LV Presidents, preceded by their wives, and followed by Ministers and other officials leave palace (down steps of white building)
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Background: President Joseph Mobutu of Congo-Kinshasa paid a four-day state visit to Sudan. At the end of the visit he and President Jaafar el-Nimeiry of Sudan signed a joint communique of co-operation and friendship.
Congo (Kinshasa) and Sudan share a common border in the heart of Africa. On the Sudan side of the border there has been considerable rebel activity in recent years. The exchange of state visits between the two countries is seen as a recognition by both of their ruling regimes.
President Nimiery paid a state visit to the Congo (Kinshasa) in December 1970. This film is believed to be exclusive coverage of President Mobutu's visit.
SYNOPSIS: At the end of a four-day state visit to Sudan, President Joseph Mobutu of Congo-Kinshasa rode in a motorcade through Khartoum with his host President Jaafar el-Nimeiry.
Crowds lined the streets of the city beneath banners of greeting for the visiting Congolese statesman.
At the Republican Palace in Khartoum the two presidents reached agreement on a joint communique of co-operation and friendship between the two countries.
At the conference were Zain El Abdeen and Farukh Abu Eisa, two of the Sudan Ministers of State. They watched as their presidents discussed the common interests of Sudan and Congo.
The Congolese Foreign Minister Mario Cardoso delivered a short address before President Mobutu and President Nimeiry signed their new agreement and other documents.
After the official discussions and signatures at the Republican Palace, the two Presidents left the building accompanied by their wives and the Ministers of State.