• Short Summary

    EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE OF ETHIOPIA RECEIVED A WARM WELCOME FROM THE SUDANESE -- IN SPITE OF BORDER DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES -- WHEN HE ARRIVED IN KHARTOUM YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) ON A FOUR-DAY STATE VISIT.

  • Description

    EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE OF ETHIOPIA RECEIVED A WARM WELCOME FROM THE SUDANESE -- IN SPITE OF BORDER DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES -- WHEN HE ARRIVED IN KHARTOUM YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) ON A FOUR-DAY STATE VISIT. BEFORE GOING ON TO MOSCOW, THE EMPEROR WILL HAVE TALKS IN KHARTOUM WITH PRESIDENT ISMAIL EL AZHARI OF THE SUDAN, AND OTHER SUDANESE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, ON VARIOUS AFRICAN QUESTIONS AND RELATIONS BETWEEN ETHIOPIA AND THE SUDAN.

    AFTER INSPECTING A GUARD OF HONOUR, AT KHARTOUM AIRPORT, PRESIDENT AZHARI SAID IN A SPEECH OF WELCOME TO THE EMPEROR: "WE ARE HAPPY TO HAVE YOU HERE IN KHARTOUM, OUR CAPITAL, TO WHICH WE ARE SURE YOU HOLD DEAR MEMORIES. WE BELIEVE THAT DIRECT CONTACTS ARE EXTREMELY USEFUL FOR CO-OPERATION AND FRIENDSHIP AND WE ARE HAPPY THAT THIS VISIT COMES AT A TIME WHEN AFRICAN CO-OPERATION HAS BECOME A REAL FACT."
    IN HIS REPLY THE EMPEROR, SPEAKING IN AMHARIC, SAID: "I AM HAPPY TO VISIT SUDAN, AS YOUR COUNTRY AND OURS ARE TIED BY MORE THAN FRIENDSHIP, AS IT HAS BEEN BUILT BY BLOOD DURING OUR CO-OPERATION IN WAR AND ALSO IN PEACE TIME. THERE SHOULD BE NO PROBLEM THAT WE CANNOT SOLVE, AND OUR CO-OPERATION SHOULD COVER ALL FIELDS AS WE ARE SISTERS AND NEIGHBOURS."
    THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE CHEERED EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE AND PRESIDENT AZHARI AS THEY DROVE TO THE REPUBLICAN PALACE IN KHARTOUM IN AN OPEN CAR. A FEW SUPPORTERS OF THE MOSLEM BROTHERHOOD ORGANISATION DEMONSTRATED AGAINST THE VISIT OF THE EMPEROR -- WHO LIKE MOST OF HIS FELLOW COUNTRYMEN IS CHRISTIAN -- BUT THEY WERE DISPERSED BY THE POLICE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8Q7QWLS17287E7Z9T0IODV0OF
    Media URN:
    VLVA8Q7QWLS17287E7Z9T0IODV0OF
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/02/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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