• Short Summary

    TO MARK THE BEGINNING OF A NINE-DAY OFFICIAL VISIT TO ETHIOPIA BY PRESIDENT AL-IRYANI OF YEMEN, A STATE BANQUET WAS HELD IN HIS HONOUR AT WHICH HE AND THE EMPEROR EXCHANGED ASSURANCES OF FRIENDSHIP AND CO-OPERATION.

  • Description

    TO MARK THE BEGINNING OF A NINE-DAY OFFICIAL VISIT TO ETHIOPIA BY PRESIDENT AL-IRYANI OF YEMEN, A STATE BANQUET WAS HELD IN HIS HONOUR AT WHICH HE AND THE EMPEROR EXCHANGED ASSURANCES OF FRIENDSHIP AND CO-OPERATION.

    SPEAKING AT THE BANQUET, THE EMPEROR UNDERLINED THE HISTORICAL AND GEOGRAPHICAL TIES BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES AND PRAISED THEIR FRIENDLY RELATIONS. LONG-STANDING TRADE AND COMMERCIAL ASSOCIATIONS HAD, HE SAID, BENEFITED THEM BOTH. HE ADDED THAT HE WAS LOOKING FORWARD TO DISCUSSING MATTERS OF MUTUAL CONCERN AND INTERNATIONAL PROBLEMS WITH PRESIDENT AL-IRYANI.

    IN HIS REPLY, THE PRESIDENT SAID RELATIONS BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES HAD GROWN STRONGER IN RECENT YEARS AS TRADE AND COMMERCE HAD EXPANDED AND YEMENITES WERE PROVIDED WITH OPPORTUNITIES FOR TECHNICAL AND OTHER FORMS OF TRAINING. HE PAID TRIBUTE TO THE EMPEROR'S CONCERN FOR WORLD PEACE AND INTERNATIONAL UNDERSTANDING.

    THE BANQUET WAS ATTENDED BY MEMBERS OF THE IMPERIAL FAMILY, THE ETHIOPIAN PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET MINISTERS, AND MEMBERS OF PRESIDENT AL-IRYANI'S RETINUE, WHICH INCLUDED THE YEMENI FOREIGN, INFORMATION AND ECONOMICS MINISTERS.

    A SUBSEQUENT RECEPTION AT THE JUBILEE PALACE WAS ATTENDED BY TOP-RANKING OFFICIALS, MEMBERS OF THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS AND LEADERS OF THE YEMENI COMMUNITY IN ADDIS ABABA.

    THE TWO HEADS OF STATE WERE TO HOLD OFFICIAL TALKS ON THE FOLLOWING DAY, INCLUDING CONSULTATIONS ON MIDDLE EAST PROBLEMS AND THE CLOSURE OF THE SUEZ CANAL. THE YEMENI PRESIDENT IS DUE TO RETURN ON SUNDAY, AFTER COMPLETING A PROGRAMME OF OFFICIAL TOURS AND MEETING DIPLOMATS OF FRIENDLY COUNTRIES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA16WCN9G5RDM4SZDY5WR274WZS
    Media URN:
    VLVA16WCN9G5RDM4SZDY5WR274WZS
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/06/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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