Romanian President Nicolae Ceausescu arrived in Ethiopia on July 12, at the start of a five-nation African tour that will also take him to Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique and Sudan.
GV Signs, reading "Welcome comrade Ceausescu" at Addis Ababa airport
GV Aircraft taxiing down runaway
SV Ethiopian Head of State Colonel Menghistu Mariam and his wife
GV Romanian Head of State Nicolae Ceausescu, and his wife Elena, leaving aircraft, being greeted by Menghistu and other officials
GV Ceausescu and Menghistu being saluted by guard of honour (2 shots)
GV Ceausescu shaking hands with officials, receiving flowers
JULY 13, 1983:
GV PAN Presidential Palace in Addis Ababa
GV Talks between Ethiopian delegation with Menghistu and Romanian delegation with Ceausescu (4 shots)
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Background: Romanian President Nicolae Ceausescu arrived in Ethiopia on July 12, at the start of a five-nation African tour that will also take him to Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique and Sudan. Mr. Ceausescu, accompanied by his wife Elena, a first deputy Prime Minister of Romania herself, was greeted by Ethiopia's Head of State, Colonel Haile Menghistu Mariam at Addis Ababa airport. On July 13, Colonel Menghistu and President Ceausescu started their talks in Addis Ababa's Presidential palace. No details about the meeting have been revealed yet, but the Romanian new agency Agerpress said the purpose of Ceausescu's trip was to consolidate and intensity Romania's good relations and cooperation with the African states. It is also an expression of Romanian's consistent political and material support for the African countries in their struggle against colonialism, imperialism and racism, Agerpress added. Mr. Ceausescu, one of the most widely travelled of Soviet-bloc leaders, has visited 40 African countries and received 32 African Heads of State in Romania.