• Short Summary

    EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE OF ETHIOPIA FLEW INTO PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA, YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) ON THE THIRD STAGE OF HIS EIGHT-NATION TOUR OF SOUTH EAST ASIA.

  • Description

    EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE OF ETHIOPIA FLEW INTO PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA, YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) ON THE THIRD STAGE OF HIS EIGHT-NATION TOUR OF SOUTH EAST ASIA. HE'S ALREADY BEEN TO INDIA AND THAILAND, AND WILL GO TO INDONESIA, AUSTRALIA, SOUTH KOREA, MALAYSIA AND SINGAPORE.

    THE CAMBODIAN HEAD OF STATE, PRINCE NORODOM SIHANOUK, GREETED THE EMPEROR AT PHNOM PENH AIRPORT. WEARING A MILITARY UNIFORM AND A FLOWER GARLAND, PRESENTED TO HIM AS HE CAME OFF THE PLANE, THE EMPEROR WALKED BETWEEN A GUARD OF HONOUR COMPOSED OF GIRL STUDENTS OF THE ROYAL CAMBODIAN UNIVERSITY, WHO SCATTERED JASMIN PETALS IN FRONT OF HIM.

    THE EMPEROR THEN MOUNTED A PLATFORM TO REVIEW A PARADE OF TROOPS. THEN PRINCE SIHANOUK GAVE A SPEECH OF WELCOME, IN WHICH HE SAID THE VISIT WAS "AN HISTORIC EVENT WHICH WILL BE INSCRIBED IN LETTER OF GOLD IN THE ANNALS OF OUR KINGDOM." HE DESCRIBED THE EMPEROR AS ONE OF THE LAST OF THE GREAT SAGES IN A WORLD TORMENTED BY HATE AND BLIND VIOLENCE.

    PRINCE SIHANOUK SAID CAMBODIA AND ETHIOPIA WERE TWO MONARCHIES PROFOUNDLY ATTACHED TO THEIR NATIONAL TRADITIONS AND DETERMINED AT ALL COSTS TO PRESERVE THEIR INDEPENDENCE. THE PRINCE PRAISED THE EMPEROR'S UNTIRING EFFORTS "ON BEHALF OF OUR GREAT AFRO-ASIAN FAMILY", AND SAID HE HOPED THE GREAT POWERS WOULD REWARD THESE EFFORTS BY RESPECTING THE PATH OF NON-ALIGNMENT THAT THE AFRO-ASIAN COUNTRIES HAD TAKEN.

    IN REPLY, EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE SALUTED CAMBODIA AS THE HOME OF A CIVILISATION THOUSANDS OF YEARS OLD AND SAID HIS VISIT WOULD ALLOW HIM TO KNOW IT BETTER AND WOULD OFFER THE OPPORTUNITY OF A FRUITFUL EXCHANGE OF VIEWS. HE ADDED THAT CAMBODIA HAD CHOSEN THE WAY OF PEACE AND NATIONAL INDEPENDENCE. THE TWO LEADERS THEN DROVE FROM THE AIRPORT TO THE ROYAL PALACE, WHERE THE EMPEROR IS STAYING.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7DQJ65PRT428HKJRTCRCEYWGT
    Media URN:
    VLVA7DQJ65PRT428HKJRTCRCEYWGT
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/05/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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