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    President Jomo Kenyatta and Emperor Haile Selassie yesterday (June 9th) signed an agreement governing the boundaries of Kenya and Ethiopia the culmination of seven years of negotiations between the two countries.

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    President Jomo Kenyatta and Emperor Haile Selassie yesterday (June 9th) signed an agreement governing the boundaries of Kenya and Ethiopia the culmination of seven years of negotiations between the two countries.

    At a ceremony at the State House in Mombasa, on the Kenyan coast, the two leaders referred to the occasion as 'historic', and both pledged to continue economic, political and social co-operation.

    Mr. G.K. Kariithi, Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Kenyan President, said after the signing ceremony that there had been 'give and take' during the negotiations, and it could not be said which country had gained in the fixing of the State boundaries.

    SYNOPSIS: At the State House, Mombasa, on Tuesday (June 10) President Jomo Kenyatta and Emperor Haile Selassie signed an agreement governing the boundaries of Kenya and Ethiopia. This occasion was the result of seven years of negotiations between the two countries.

    Speaking at the ceremony, both leaders described the signing of the agreement as 'historic' and both pledged to continue economic political and social co-operation. The treaty finalises the work of the Ethiopian-Kenyan Ministerial Commission, made up of Minsters from both countries, which studied the question of common borders, an all aspects of relations between Kenya and Ethiopia.

    A spokesman for the office of the Kenyan President told reporters that there had been 'give and take' during the negotiations, and it could not be said which country had gained in the fixing of the state boundaries. Emperor Haile Selassie is on a five-day official visit to Kenya. He will also have talks with President Kenyatta on African and international affairs.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6R1ZV7WEX2Y1KW1UI51F588RD
    Media URN:
    VLVA6R1ZV7WEX2Y1KW1UI51F588RD
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/06/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
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    N/A

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