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    Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie paid a one-day official visit to Rwanda on Friday, at the invitation of President Gregory Kayibanda.

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    Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie paid a one-day official visit to Rwanda on Friday, at the invitation of President Gregory Kayibanda. It was his first time in the country.

    Emperor Selassie had just spent three days on a state visit to the neighbouring state of Burundi. With Burundi, Rwanda used to form the Belgian mandate territory of Ruanda-Urundi, until independence in 1962.

    Both states are associated with Ethiopia in the Organisation of African Unity, which has its seat in Addis Ababa.

    SYNOPSIS: Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie, at 79 one of Africa's most revared elder statesman, made a one-day official visit to Rwanda on Friday at the invitation of President Gregory Kayibanda. The Rwanda President, officials and members of the diplomatic corps welcomed Emperor Selassie here for the first time on Rwanda soil, at Kigali airport. The two leaders then listened together to the Ethiopian National anthem.

    A twenty-one gun salute was then fired in honour of the Emperor.

    He had just spent three days on a state visit to the neighbouring state of Burundi, which with Rwanda used to form the Belgian mandate territory of Ruanda-Urundi.

    Ethiopia and Rwanda are closely associated in the O.A.U., and the warmth of the welcome underlined the close ties between the two countries. The two leaders watched a full half-hour of exuberant traditional dancing at the airport designed to demonstrate the affection of the Rwanda people for their visitor. Emperor Selassie has now left Africa on a visit to Europe.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA66YVLRVGH6IB3SVW56X5WX34G
    Media URN:
    VLVA66YVLRVGH6IB3SVW56X5WX34G
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/04/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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