• Short Summary

    EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE OF ETHIOPIA LEFT THE IVORY COAST CAPITAL OF ABIDJAN TODAY (MONDAY) AFTER THREE DAYS OF TALKS WITH PRESIDENT FELIX HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY.

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    WELCOMING BANNERS AND DANCING WOMEN AT ABIDJAN AIRPORT BEFORE SELASSIE'S ARRIVAL: SELASSIE LEAVING PLANE TO BE MET BY HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY: SELASSIE ON DAIS IN NATIONAL ASSEMBLY BUILDING BEFORE MAKING SPEECH TO DEPUTIES: DEPUTIES APPLAUD SPEECH.




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    Background: EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE OF ETHIOPIA LEFT THE IVORY COAST CAPITAL OF ABIDJAN TODAY (MONDAY) AFTER THREE DAYS OF TALKS WITH PRESIDENT FELIX HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY. DURING HIS VISIT HE IS BELIEVED TO HAVE DISCUSSED THE IVORY COAST'S DIFFERENCES WITH THEIR NEIGHBOUR, GUINEA, AND PLANS FOR AN ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY SUMMIT MEETING TO DISCUSS RHODESIA. THE EMPEROR FLEW ON TO MAKE AN UNEXPECTED STOP AT CONAKRY, THE GUINEA CAPITAL, WHERE HE WAS MET BY PRESIDENT SEKOU TOURE.

    DIFFERENCES BETWEEN GUINEA AND THE IVORY COAST CAME TO A HEAD RECENTLY WHEN PRESIDENT SEKOU TOURE OF GUINEA SAID THAT PRESIDENT HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY AND OTHER FRENCH AFRICAN LEADERS WERE PLOTTING TO OVERTHROW HIM. EMPEROR SELASSIE IS BELIEVED TO BE TAKING AN ACTIVE PART IN TRYING TO RECONCILE THE GROUPS. HE IS ALSO BELIEVED TO HAVE CANVASSED SUPPORT FOR AN ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY SUMMIT CONFERENCE ON RHODESIA, AND SEVERAL FRENCH-SPEAKING TERRITORIES HAVE NOW AGREED TO THE PROPOSAL. THEY HAVE PREVIOUSLY REFUSED SUPPORT FOR WHAT THEY CRITICISED AS EXTREMIST MOVES BY THE O.A.U.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9ZF1Z4WACZ110WT0YT1QV28TA
    Media URN:
    VLVA9ZF1Z4WACZ110WT0YT1QV28TA
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/12/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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