• Short Summary

    EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE OF ETHIOPIA FLEW INTO SINGAPORE TODAY (FRIDAY) FOR A FOUR-DAY STATE VISIT -- THE LAST LEG OF AN EIGHT NATION ASIAN AND PACIFIC TOUR.

  • Description

    EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE OF ETHIOPIA FLEW INTO SINGAPORE TODAY (FRIDAY) FOR A FOUR-DAY STATE VISIT -- THE LAST LEG OF AN EIGHT NATION ASIAN AND PACIFIC TOUR.

    FIRST TO GREET THE ROYAL VISITOR WAS ACTING PRESIDENT, MR. WEE CHONG JUN, WHO IS ALSO THE CHIEF JUSTICE, FOLLOWED BY THE ACTING PRIME MINISTER DR. GOH KENG SWEE.

    THE EMPEROR THEN TOOK THE ROYAL SALUTE ON THE SPECIALLY-ERECTED DAIS AS THE NATIONAL ANTHEMS OF BOTH COUNTRIES WERE PLAYED BEFORE INSPECTING THE GUARD OF HONOUR MOUNTED BY SINGAPORE'S ARMED FORCES.

    THE 76-YEAR-OLD EMPEROR WAS THEN INTRODUCED TO THE LONG LINE OF CABINET MINSTERS AND OTHER DIGNITARIES.

    LATER, HE TOURED THE UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE, WHERE HE WAS GREETED BY THE CHANCELLOR, DR. TOH CHIN CHYE, THE FORMER DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER.

    DURING HIS STAY, THE EMPEROR WILL TOUR THE LOW-COST HOUSING ESTATES, THE JURONG INDUSTRIAL ESTATE AND THE SINGAPORE WATERFRONT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1EIQZU1YWL2DD5LL0UVQ855TL
    Media URN:
    VLVA1EIQZU1YWL2DD5LL0UVQ855TL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/05/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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