• Short Summary

    HAILE SELASSIE, THE EMPEROR OF ETHIOPIA, ARRIVED IN KHARTOUM ON SATURDAY (5 AUGUST 1967) TO MAKE A BRIEF STOPOVER CALL ON PRESIDENT ISMAIL EL AZHARI.

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    HAILE SELASSIE, THE EMPEROR OF ETHIOPIA, ARRIVED IN KHARTOUM ON SATURDAY (5 AUGUST 1967) TO MAKE A BRIEF STOPOVER CALL ON PRESIDENT ISMAIL EL AZHARI. DURING THE VISIT THE TWO RULERS DISCUSSED DIFFERENCES OVER THEIR COMMON BORDER.

    THERE WAS A WARM WELCOME FOR THE EMPEROR AND ONE OF THE MAIN ACTS DURING THE MEETING WAS THE ENDORSEMENT OF AN AGREEMENT ON SETTING UP A JOINT BOUNDARY COMMISSION TO DEMARCATE A FRONTIER IN THE DISPUTED AREAS.

    THIS IS THE SECOND TIME EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE HAS VISITED THE SUDANESE CAPITAL THIS YEAR. HE WAS THERE IN FEBRUARY ON A FOUR-DAY STATE VISIT.

    ON SATURDAY HE WAS MET AT THE AIRPORT BY PRESIDENT AZHARI WHO WAS ACCOMPANIED BY THE MUFFI, EL HADI EL MAHDI. AFTER INSPECTING A GUARD OF HONOUR THE EMPEROR DROVE TO LUNCH AT THE REPUBLICAN PALACE WITH THE SUDANESE LEADERS.

    THE AGREEMENT WHICH HE ENDORSED WAS SIGNED LAST MONTH WHEN THE ETHIOPIAN FOREIGN MINISTER, AT KETEMA YIFRU, VISITED KHARTOUM.

    DURING THE CALL, EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE WHO WAS ON HIS WAY HOME TO ADDIS ABABA AFTER VISITING PRESIDENT TITO OF YUGOSLAVIA, SUGGESTED THAT EACH COUNTRY SHOULD APPOINT COMMITTEES TO VISIT REFUGEES AND PERSUADE THEM TO RETURN TO THEIR HOMES.

    THE LAST TROOP MOVEMENTS BY THE TWO COUNTRIES WERE REPORTED ON THE BORDER AFTER SUDAN ANNOUNCED THAT 20,000 REFUGEES HAD CROSSED FROM THE ETHIOPIAN PROVINCE OF ERITREA TO ESCAPE ACTION AGAINST ERITREAN SEPARATISTS.

    AFTER THE MEETING PRESIDENT AZHARI SAID HIS MEETING WITH THE EMPEROR WAS EXTREMELY USEFUL AND THE EMPEROR ASSURED HIM THAT ETHIOPIA WANTED TO MAINTAIN THE BEST AND STRONGEST RELATIONS WITH SUDAN.

    HE HAD TOLD THE EMPEROR THAT SUDAN WAS KEEN TO MAINTAIN THE BEST RELATIONS WITH ETHIOPIA. COUNTRIES WHO SHARE THE SAME SOIL AND NILE WATERS SHOULD NOT DIFFER, PRESIDENT AZHARI ADDED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAHR5B3T2LL2XJRF99AT043SC
    Media URN:
    VLVAAHR5B3T2LL2XJRF99AT043SC
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/08/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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