The new Ambassador to Chad from the Zaire Republic (formerly Congo-Kinshasa) presented his credentials to President Tombalbaye on Sunday (November 21).
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Background: The new Ambassador to Chad from the Zaire Republic (formerly Congo-Kinshasa) presented his credentials to President Tombalbaye on Sunday (November 21). He is Monsieur Nestor Watum, who told the President at the ceremony that relations between their two countries were "encouragingly promising".
SYNOPSIS: Fort Lamy, Chad -- and the accreditation of the new Ambassador from the Zaire Republic, formerly Congo-Kinshasa, on Sunday. He is Monsieur Nestor Watum, who replaces former Ambassador Antoine Ngwenzo. He presented his credentials to President Francois Tombalbaye, who was due to leave for the Zaire Republic the following day to take part in celebrations of the sixth anniversary of President Mobutu's coming-to-power.
At the ceremony, M. Watum congratulated President Tombalbaye and the Chadian Government on their social, economic, cultural and technical development. Chad had to struggle for such achievements, he said, but it had managed to strengthen its independence.
Among the Government officials present at the ceremony was Chad's Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr. Jacques Baroum.
Replying, President Tombalbaye emphasised the part played by the Union of Central African States in the cooperation established between Chad and the Zaire Republic. For the Republic of Zaire was one of the countries Chad liked best, said the President. And like Zaire, Chad put its hopes for the future in the Union, which was now four years old.
President Tombalbaye concluded by praising the achievements of the Zaire Republic's President, General Mobutu.