• Short Summary

    THE KING AND QUEEN OF NEPAL, THE TINY NATION BETWEEN INDIA AND THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA, WERE WELCOMED TO WASHINGTON YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) BY PRESIDENT JOHNSON.

  • Description

    THE KING AND QUEEN OF NEPAL, THE TINY NATION BETWEEN INDIA AND THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA, WERE WELCOMED TO WASHINGTON YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) BY PRESIDENT JOHNSON.

    THE ROYAL COUPLE WERE VISITING THE UNITED STATES TO MARK THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES.

    PRESIDENT JOHNSON RODE WITH KING MAHENDRA AND QUEEN RATNA IN THE FIRST SUCH PARADE THROUGH WASHINGTON IN MANY MONTHS. THE STREETS WERE LINED WITH CHEERING SPECTATORS.

    BEFORE THE PARADE, KING MAHENDRA, THE WORLD'S ONLY REIGNING HINDU MONARCH, AND HIS QUEEN WERE WELCOMED ON THE SOUTH LAWN OF THE WHITE HOUSE WITH TRADITIONAL POMP AND CEREMONY.

    IN HIS WELCOMING SPEECH, PRESIDENT JOHNSON TOLD THE KING AND QUEEN HE REALISED THAT IT WAS HARD FOR A NATION TO BE TORN FROM THE COCOON OF THE PAST AND BE THROWN ALMOST OVERNIGHT INTO A MODERN WORLD. HE EXPRESSED CONFIDENCE THAT NEPAL WAS MAKING THE TRANSITION SUCCESSFULLY.

    LATER IN THE DAY, PRESIDENT JOHNSON AND KING MAHENDRA HAD A PRIVATE MEETING FOLLOWED BY A STATE DINNER IN THE EVENING.

    THE KINGDOM OF NEPAL'S GREATEST TREASURE IS THE WORLD'S HIGHEST MOUNTAIN - MOUNT EVEREST.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAQS5SHU0OTRN1ZY2Y4ET1XQCM
    Media URN:
    VLVAAQS5SHU0OTRN1ZY2Y4ET1XQCM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/11/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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