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    HAILE SELASSIE, THE EMPEROR OF ETHIOPIA, CONTINUES HIS EIGHT-NATION TOUR OF ASIA AND THE PACIFIC.?

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    HAILE SELASSIE, THE EMPEROR OF ETHIOPIA, CONTINUES HIS EIGHT-NATION TOUR OF ASIA AND THE PACIFIC. HE'S BEEN IN SOUTH KOREA, ARRIVING IN THE CAPITAL OF SEOUL, FROM AUSTRALIA. HE'S DUE TO LEAVE ON TUESDAY (MAY 21) FOR MALAYSIA AFTER A THREE-DAY VISIT.

    THE EMPEROR ARRIVED TO SEOUL'S INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IN TORRENTIAL RAIN. HE WAS WELCOMED BY THE KOREAN PRESIDENT, CHUNG-HEE PARK.

    SHORTLY AFTER HIS ARRIVAL HE WAS PRESENTED WITH A GOLDEN KEY TO SEOUL CITY. IT WAS ORIGINALLY INTENDED TO MAKE THE PRESENTATION IN THE CITY'S PLAZA BUT THE CEREMONY WAS CANCELLED BECAUSE OF THE RAIN.

    DURING THE AIRPORT WELCOMING CEREMONY PRESIDENT PARK SAID THE EMPEROR WAS REMEMBERED IN KOREA FOR HAVING SENT AN ETHIOPIAN ARMY BATTALION TO THE KOREAN WAR. ALTHOUGH THE TWO COUNTRIES WERE GEOGRAPHICALLY FAR APART, SAID THE PRESIDENT, THEY HAD MANY COMMON HERITAGES AND COMMON IDEALS AND ASPIRATIONS. HE BELIEVED THAT IT WAS THESE COMMON ASPECTS OF THE TWO COUNTRIES THAT STRENGTHENED THEIR TIES.

    DURING HIS STAY THE EMPEROR VISITED CHUNCHON CITY, 50 MILES FROM SEOUL, TO UNVEIL A MONUMENT ERECTED TO COMMEMORATE THE BATTALION.

    SYNOPSIS: SEOUL, CAPITAL OF SOUTH KOREA AND NEXT STOP ON THE EIGHT-NATION ASIAN AND PACIFIC TOUR OF THE HAILE SELASSIE, THE EMPEROR OF ETHIOPIA, IT'S A THREE-DAY VISIT. DESPITE THEIR GEOGRAPHICAL DIFFERENCES ETHIOPIA AND SOUTH KOREA FOUGHT SIDE BY SIDE IN THE KOREAN WAR OF 1950.

    THE EMPEROR WAS WELCOMED BY THE SOUTH KOREAN PRESIDENT, CHUNG-LEE PARK. HE TOLD THE EMPEROR THAT ETHIOPIA WAS REMEMBERED IN SOUTH KOREA FOR HAVING SENT A BATTALION OF SOLDIERS TO FIGHT IN THE KOREAN WAR. PRESIDENT PARK RECALLED WHAT THE EMPEROR TOLD HIS TROOPS WHEN THEY LEFT FOR KOREA ...

    "A NATION THAT FIGHTS TO SAFEGUARD AND MAINTAIN HER NATIONAL INDEPENDENCE DESERVES TO EXPECT GLORY AND SUPPORT." THE EMPEROR SAID HE FELT THAT THE KOREAN EPISODE PROVIDED THE WORLD WITH AN OPPORTUNITY TO APPLY MEASURES OF COLLECTIVE SECURITY. HE TOLD THE PRESIDENT THAT THEIR FRIENDSHIP HAD BEEN FIRMLY CEMENTED THROUGH THE COMRADESHIP OF THE KOREAN WAR.

    AT SEOUL'S CITY HALL HAILE SELASSI WAS PRESENTED WITH A GOLDEN KEY TO THE CITY. IT WAS INTENDED TO HOLD THE CEREMONY IN THE PLAZA BUT THE RAIN RULED THAT OUT. DURING HIS STAY IN SOUTH KOREA EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE WILL TRAVEL NORTH TO CHUNCHON CITY, TO UNVEIL A MONUMENT ERECTED IN MEMORY OF THE ETHIOPIAN SOLDIERS WHO FOUGHT IN 1950.

    THE EMPEROR WILL ALSO RECEIVE AN HONORARY DEGREE OF LAW FROM SEOUL NATIONAL UNIVERSITY IN "RECOGNITION OF HIS CONTRIBUTION TOWARDS THE PROMOTION OF INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP AND CULTURE." IN ADDITION TO A PACKED THREE DAYS OF PUBLIC DUTIES THE EMPEROR AND THE PRESIDENT WILL BE HOLDING TALKS ON INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS AND WORLD PEACE. SO FAR THE ETHIOPIAN LEADER HAS VISITED INDIA THAILAND, CAMBODIA, INDONESIA, BALI AND AUSTRALIA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5B6MGDG1Y6NJAHU00VBSK6DLH
    Media URN:
    VLVA5B6MGDG1Y6NJAHU00VBSK6DLH
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/05/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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