• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT JOMO KENYATTA OF KENYA IS CONTINUING HIS WEEK LONG STATE VISIT OF ETHIOPIA, THE RESULT OF WHICH IS EXPECTED TO LEAD TO A TIGHTENING OF RELATIONS BETWEEN THE TWO EAST AFRICAN COUNTRIES.

  • Description

    PRESIDENT JOMO KENYATTA OF KENYA IS CONTINUING HIS WEEK LONG STATE VISIT OF ETHIOPIA, THE RESULT OF WHICH IS EXPECTED TO LEAD TO A TIGHTENING OF RELATIONS BETWEEN THE TWO EAST AFRICAN COUNTRIES. A HUGE CROWD WAS AT ADDIS ABABA AIRPORT TO SEE EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE GREET THE KENYAN LEADER LAST TUESDAY (OCTOBER 31).

    A 21-GUN SALUTE BOOMED OUT AS PRESIDENT KENYATTA EMERGED FROM HIS JET-AIRLINER TO BE GREETED WITH THUNDEROUS APPLAUSE FROM THE CROWD. THE PRESIDENT RESPONDED BY WAVING HIS FAMOUS FLY-WHISK. AFTER FORMAL INTRODUCTIONS, THE TWO LEADERS WENT TO A REVIEWING STAND AND THE NATIONAL ANTHEMS WERE PLAYED.

    THE PRESIDENT AND THE EMPEROR THAN TOOK THE SALUTE AND INSPECTED THE GUARD OF HONOUR COMPOSED OF DETACHMENTS OF THE ETHIOPIAN ARMY, NAVY AND AIRFORCE. AS THEY WALKED TO THE AIRPORT TERMINAL, THE EMPEROR INTRODUCED THE PRESIDENT TO MEMBERS OF THE CABINET AND OTHER HIGH-RANKING CIVIL AND MILITARY OFFICIALS. THE TWO LEADERS THEN ENTERED THE EMPEROR'S OPEN ROLLS-ROYCE AND DROVE IN STATE TO THE JUBILEE PALACE PAST CHEERING CROWDS.

    THE THREE-MILE DRIVE WAS LINED BY SOLDIERS, STUDENTS AND GROUPS OF WHITE-CLAD ETHIOPIANS DANCING AND SINGING SONGS OF WELCOME. THE MOTORCADE PASSED UNDER HUGE BANNERS STRETCHED ACROSS THE ROUTE SAYING "WELCOME TO OUR GREAT GUEST" AND "MAY KENYA AND ETHIOPIA LIVE IN FREEDOM". LIFE-SIZE PORTRAITS OF THE PRESIDENT AND THE EMPEROR DECORATED A COLOSSAL TRIUMPHAL ARCH AT THE FOOT OF AFRICA AVENUE, WHERE CROWDS WERE 20 OR 30 DEEP.

    WHEN THE LIMOUSINE ENTERED THE GROUNDS OF THE JUBILEE PALACE, COLOUR GUARDS PRESENTED ARMS AS THE NATIONAL ANTHEMS WERE PLAYED. LATER IN THE DAY, THE PRESIDENT AND THE EMPEROR DROVE THROUGH THE FLAG-BEDECKED STREETS TO THE CITY-HALL, WHERE THE PRESIDENT WITH THE KEY TO THE CITY OF ADDIS ABABA. DURING HIS VISIT, PRESIDENT KENYATTA WILL HAVE TALKS WITH EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE, IN WHICH THE TWO LEADERS ARE EXPECTED TO DISCUSS THE RHODESIAN SITUATION, THEIR SEPARATE MOVES TOWARDS BETTER RELATIONS WITH NEIGHBOURING SOMALIA AND AFRICAN AND WORLD PROBLEMS IN GENERAL.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5UBXK22W63GHQL44UTBX6SYAH
    Media URN:
    VLVA5UBXK22W63GHQL44UTBX6SYAH
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/11/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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