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    An enthusiastic welcome awaited President Varahagiri Venkata Giri of India when he arrived at Bole International Airport on Sunday (24 September) for a four-day state visit to Ethiopia at the invitation of Emperor Haile Selassie.

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    An enthusiastic welcome awaited President Varahagiri Venkata Giri of India when he arrived at Bole International Airport on Sunday (24 September) for a four-day state visit to Ethiopia at the invitation of Emperor Haile Selassie.

    President Giri, who was accompanied by his family, was greeted by the Emperor himself, Crown Prince Asfaw Wossen, and members of the Imperial Family and the Ethiopian cabinet. Hundreds of members of the Indian community in Addis Ababa were also at the airport, cheering and waving the Indian and Ethiopian flags.

    The Indian President's visit and the extremely cordial reception reflected and reaffirmed the longstanding and friendly relations between the two countries.

    Official talks between the two heads of state were scheduled for Monday. The recent expulsion of Asians from Uganda, the Tanzania-Uganda conflict, and racial problems in Africa were thought likely to figure prominently in the discussions. The Indian President was also expected to ask Ethiopia to recognise Bangladesh.

    President Giri will leave for Tanzania on September 28 and visit Zambia from October 2-6.

    SYNOPSIS: A warm welcome awaited President Giri of India as he arrived at Bole International Airport on Sunday for a four-day state visit to Ethiopia at Emperor Haile Selassie's invitation.

    President Giri was greeted by the Emperor himself, the Imperial Family, cabinet ministers, and by many members of the Indian community in Addis Ababa. The airport reception reaffirmed the longstanding and friendly relations existing between the two countries. During the visit, the two heads of state were to discuss the recent expulsion of Asians by Uganda, the Uganda-Tanzania conflict, and racial problems in Africa. President Giri was also expected to ask Ethiopia to recognise Bangladesh. He will visit Tanzania and Zambia during the coming week.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9F9EGYH270S8PY3JDV2N65QZD
    Media URN:
    VLVA9F9EGYH270S8PY3JDV2N65QZD
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/09/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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