• Short Summary

    Emperor Haile Selassie on Saturday (26 May) laid a foundation stone of a new United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) building in Addis Ababa.

  • Description

    1.
    GV ZOOM IN SV WORK IN PROGRESS (2 shots)
    0.19

    2.
    MV KURT WALDHEIM SPEAKING AND EMPEROR SELASSIE
    0.27

    3.
    MV ZOOM IN GUESTS LISTEN
    0.29

    4.
    CU DOCUMENTS TILT UP TO SELASSIE SPEAKS
    0.40

    5.
    CU ARMY OFFICER LISTENS
    0.42

    6.
    MV SELASSIE PLACES SCROLL AND LAYS CEMENT
    1.05

    7.
    MV PHOTOGRAPHERS
    1.07

    8.
    CU TOP STONE PLACED IN POSITION
    1.15

    9.
    CU TILT DOWN FOUNDATION STONE
    1.20

    10.
    MV SELASSIE DEPARTS
    1.31

    11.
    MV OTHER GUESTS LEAVE
    1.36


    WORK IN PROGRESS ON BUILDING: WALDHEIM SPEAKING: SELASSIE SPEAKING: SELASSIE PLACES SCROLL IN FOUNDATION AND LAYS CEMENT:




    Initials SGM 0450



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Emperor Haile Selassie on Saturday (26 May) laid a foundation stone of a new United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) building in Addis Ababa.

    The Ethiopian Emperor performed the ceremony on the eve of the opening the Organisation of African Unity's (OAU) tenth summit conference. The summit was originally due to start on Saturday, but was postponed until Sunday to allow more time for speech-making by African heads of state at the OAU's tenth anniversary celebrations.

    The United Nations Secretary General Mr. Kurt Waldheim, made a speech at the ceremony in which the Emperor placed a memorial scroll beneath the foundation stone.

    The ECA's 43 member states include Ethiopia. The organisation was founded in 1958 to assist economic development in Africa.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5V8GIYLCG5QA41GXRC3B5M793
    Media URN:
    VLVA5V8GIYLCG5QA41GXRC3B5M793
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/05/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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