• Short Summary

    EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE OF ETHIOPIA LEFT PARIS TONIGHT (THURSDAY) FOR GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, AFTER A DAY-LONG VISIT THAT INCLUDED 40MINUTES OF TALKS WITH PRESIDENT DE GAULLE.

  • Description

    EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE OF ETHIOPIA LEFT PARIS TONIGHT (THURSDAY) FOR GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, AFTER A DAY-LONG VISIT THAT INCLUDED 40MINUTES OF TALKS WITH PRESIDENT DE GAULLE. IT'S BELIEVED THE EMPEROR AND THE PRESIDENT DISCUSSED FRANCE'S INTENTION TO HOLD A REFERENDUM IN FRENCH SOMALILAND NEXT SPRING ON WHETHER THE TERRITORY'S INHABITANTS WANTED TO STAY WITH FRANCE -- AND CONTINUE RECEIVING AID -- OR BECOME INDEPENDENT.

    FRENCH SOMALILAND HAS THE RED SEA PORT OF DJIBOUTI, WHICH IS ETHIOPIA'S KEY OUTLET TO THE SEA. APART FROM THIS, ETHIOPIA CLAIMS THAT HISTORICALLY FRENCH SOMALILAND IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF ETHIOPIA. HOWEVER, IT'S UNDERSTOOD THAT ETHIOPIA HAS ALREADY ASSURED FRANCE THAT IT WILL RESPECT THE WISHES OF FRENCH SOMALILAND IF IT CHOSES INDEPENDENCE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6TENYU0K7TZVW1PP9F15EX0LL
    Media URN:
    VLVA6TENYU0K7TZVW1PP9F15EX0LL
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/10/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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