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    United States Vice-President Spiro Agnew was received in Addis Ababa on Saturday by Emperor Haile Selassie during the Vice-President's tan-nation world tour.

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    United States Vice-President Spiro Agnew was received in Addis Ababa on Saturday by Emperor Haile Selassie during the Vice-President's tan-nation world tour.

    The two statesmen had talks on bilateral relations, and exchanged goodwill tokens.

    Vice-President Agnew today arrived in Nairobi to continue his tour with three days in Kenya.

    SYNOPSIS: United States Vice-President Spiro Agnew flew into Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Saturday for a two-day visit during his ten-nation world tour. He was greeted at the airport by Prime Minister Akilou Habte Akilou Habte Wold and Foreign Minister Ato Ketem Yifru.

    A guard of honour was there to greed Vice-President Agnew, who reviewed it at the airport in the company of Prime Minister Wold. They were to have inspected the honour guard, be the heavy rain made this impossible.

    Vice-President Agnew then travelled by car with Prime Minister World to an official reception by Emperor Haile Selassie, which was followed by talks on relations between the two countries. African and other into national problems were raised in the light of the two countries' desired for world peace. Emperor Selassie told Vice-President Agnew that to start his African tour in Ethiopia was a good testimony of the friendly and long-standing relations between the two countries, and the United States' genuine interest in the independence and development of Africa.

    Between the two statesmen, there was the usual exchange of tokens, President Agnew presenting a pair of Maryland marble bookends, and Emperor Selassie a silver dish. In a farewell statement before he continued his tour, President Agnew praised Ethiopia for its advances in education and agriculture particularly. He said he wished to re-affirm that the United States, within the limit of its resources, would continue to help as the country expanded its significant achievements.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA50QTRNB8ZYB4XDRI8IGPRONUV
    Media URN:
    VLVA50QTRNB8ZYB4XDRI8IGPRONUV
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/07/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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