Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia made a brief, three-hour stop-over in Accra on Sunday (28 May) while on his way to Monrovia, the Liberian capital.
Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia made a brief, three-hour stop-over in Accra on Sunday (28 May) while on his way to Monrovia, the Liberian capital. The Emperor was greeted at Accra airport by Colonel Ignatius Acheampong, the Ghanaian chef of state.
The Emperor and Colonel Acheampong reviewed a guard of honour drawn up at the airport before driving into the capital for talks.
At the end of the Emperor's short visit, a communique was issued in which Ghana and Ethiopia reaffirmed their opposition to apartheid and pledged to continue assistance to what were described as oppressed peoples in Southern africa. The communique said both leaders opposed the racist policies of the South African government, the "illegal regime" in Rhodesia and Portuguese colonialism in Angola, Mozambique and guinea-Bissau.
The two leaders also agreed to render every possible assistance to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) and to strengthen links between their two countries.
Following his talks with Colonel Acheampong, Emperor Haile Selassie flew on to Monrovia where he was to attend the seven-nation OAU conciliation meeting on the dispute between Guinea and Senegal.